WhatsApp messenger makes use of end-to-end encryption of chats – it is practically not possible for outsiders to access information from correspondence. However, the backups of chats that users store in the cloud are potentially much less secure. The latest beta version of the messenger for Android, number 188.8.131.52, has a function to encrypt backups of chats in the cloud.
The innovation is expected to offer a reliable backup of the chat history and media files used in them. However, the service warns that if the user forgets his password, he will permanently lose access to the backup and WhatsApp will not be able to help restore access in any way. Users who are satisfied with these conditions need only to download the beta version of the messenger or wait for the function to appear in the public version.
Furthermore, WhatsAppÂ is testing a version of the software that runs simultaneously on multiple devices and supports end-to-end encryption regardless of whether the userâ€™s smartphone is involved.
How does the encryption work? You need to choose a password that will be in use to encrypt your future backups. You should always insert the password when you restore a backup; otherwise you wonâ€™t be able to restore your chat history. This password is private and itâ€™s not shared with WhatsApp, Facebook, Google or Apple.
End-to-end encrypted backups also support an encryption key that can be in use to restore your password. It can only contain numeric digits and lowercase letters between â€˜aâ€™ and â€˜fâ€™. If you lose this key, WhatsApp cannot help you to recover it.
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