Since the introduction of its controversial policy, alternatives to WhatsApp has been gaining more attention and gaining more subscribers. In this light, Telegram and WhatsApp has decided to be taken on each others.
Telegram tweeted the below, indicating that the WhatsApp platform is not safe because Apple and Google can see userâ€™s messages from the backup: and for the very first time, WhatsApp replied to the tweet.
Telegram admin: "…and what people dont know is weâ€™re not end-to-end encrypted by default" pic.twitter.com/yac1iSMc27
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) May 14, 2021
However, a Twitter user who is also a developer responded to the tweet claiming Apple and Google cannot see the content of our messages because the database is encrypted.
Actually, Apple and Google would need the key to decrypt the .crypt12 database in order to access the conversations ðŸ˜…
Furthermore, users will soon be able to encrypt the .crypt12 database with their own password, adding an additional level of security. https://t.co/fHDQJ3t4Rl
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) May 15, 2021
However, it is important to note that when a backup is encrypted using end-to-end, WhatsApp protects it using your own password, whichâ€™s not shared with WhatsApp, Facebook, Apple, and Google. This feature will be available in a future update and will protect your backup from unauthorized access.