WhatsApp is testing encrypted cloud backups for Android

Updated:2 months, 1 week ago

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): The popular instant messaging platform, WhatsApp is testing the technology to independently encrypt chat backups in the cloud. The Facebook-owned service revealed that the system has been enabled in its most recent Android beta update. Those who are Ok with being on their own in that aspect, can get in the beta test group or wait for this to be available to everyone. WhatsApp messages are encrypted end-to-end, which means prying eyes can't easily see what's there. However, on the current version, if a user keeps a backup stored in the cloud, authorities can use a search warrant to have Google Drive or iCloud hand over access to that data. As per The Verge, WhatsApp is also testing a version that works across multiple devices, maintaining end-to-end encryption whether or not you have a phone involved.

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