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17 Mar, 2021
Check Out The New Whatsapp Update: Encrypted Chat Backup!

As we know that WhatsApp caters End-to-End encryption for its messages and communication used on the platform. That means, whatever we share on the channel is private between the sender and the recipient. Hence, the security is inviolable, and it is near to impossible to steal the shared information.

So what's new?

There is always a chance of improvement for everyone. Likewise, in the digital industry, we cannot stick to one technology, upgradation is a part of the IT life.

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, is working to strengthen the user security and chat communication. Consequently, the organization is coming up with "Encrypted chat backup"; the technology will safeguard our backup data. Currently, our chat backup gets stored in Google Drive or iCloud- third party apps.

According to WhatsApp tipster WABetaInfo, the changes will be implemented soon; no specific date mentioned.

The organization has also shared a few screenshots on Twitter showcasing the new backup process. For iOS backup, one of the messages says:

"To prevent unauthorized access to your iCloud backup, you can set a password that will be used to encrypt future backups. This password will be required when you restore from the backup,"

Another interesting message for Android users: once a user forgets its password, it cannot be recovered. Hence, the users need to be attentive with the password or have it stored in a safe place.

Currently, the company has not come up with any release date. We need to wait till further notice.

The Facebook owned messaging app has recently released new updates, which enables users to use audio and video communication features for the desktop version.

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