New update from “WhatsApp” enhances the privacy of users

WhatsApp has announced a major new update aimed at making the world's most popular messaging app fully encrypted, according to The Independent.
The Facebook-owned app, which has more than two billion active users worldwide, will offer password-protected backups of messages to both Android and iOS users.
With end-to-end encrypted backups, WhatsApp has completed its mission to provide a fully encrypted messaging experience, which began five years ago by introducing end-to-end encryption for instant messaging.

The latest update provided an optional extra layer of security to protect backups of text, photos and videos stored on either Google Drive or Apple's iCloud.

"Neither the app nor the backup service provider will be able to read the backups or access the key required to decompile them," a WhatsApp blog post read.
"No other global messaging service of this scale provides this level of security for users' messages, media, voice messages, video calls and chat backups," the app continued.
A company spokesperson added: "This is a really big advance in privacy, particularly at our scale... We believe this move will give our users a meaningful advance in the security of their personal messages."
The feature will be made available gradually, as only users who are running the latest version of the app will be able to access it.
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