“WhatsApp” to encrypt backup copies of conversations


  The feature will be gradually available to people who have the latest version of WhatsApp (Nasir Kachru/Getty)</p><div><p>will allow<a target="_blank" href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/tag/14112/%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%A8" rel="noopener"> WhatsApp application</a> Users encrypt their backed up conversations, making them unreadable without access to a password or a 64-digit encryption key.

announced Facebook Inc‘, the owner of“Watsab”As of Thursday, some users will be able to encrypt messages stored on Google Drive or Apple’s iCloud. The company stated that it will gradually provide the feature to people who have the latest version of WhatsApp.

This move comes against a backdrop of concern about the safety of message backups. In May, WhatsApp filed a lawsuit against the Indian government over new IT laws that include placing messages in a trackable database. If this is done, the government will be able to identify the sender and act against him if any content is found to be illegal. India is the largest market for WhatsApp.


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Facebook said that users can keep their encryption key, preventing the possibility of the cloud service provider being forced to hand it over to the authorities. “You can now secure your end-to-end encrypted backup using a password of your choice, or a 64-digit encryption key that only you know. Neither WhatsApp nor the backup service provider will be able to read the backups or access the key required to uninstall lock it.”

WhatsApp messages sent and received on mobile devices are end-to-end encrypted, and the latter feature is designed to reassure people who back up their messages to cloud services in case they lose the phone.

The feature can be activated by opening the app’s settings and tapping on Chats, then Chats Backup, and an end-to-end encrypted backup.


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