WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app service, is experimenting with the ability to encrypt chat backups in its clouds’ servers separately. In its most recent Android beta update, the Facebook-owned service stated that this new update had been enabled. For those who are unaware, Whatsapp has been testing Encrypted Cloud Backups for Android devices only. remember that only for Android users, not for iOS devices or users.
WhatsApp has been testing Encrypted Cloud Backups only for Android devices or users
According to WABetaInfo, opting in for the beta build should keep chat history and media safely backed up to the cloud, but with the condition that if a user forgets their passcode or loses the 64-digit recovery key, they’ll be logged out or blocked forever that even WhatsApp won’t be able to get into your account.
As per the reports from the messaging app, the authorities will be able to use a search warrant to force Google Drive or iCloud to access your data if you keep a backup of your data in the cloud. However, WABetaInfo earlier revealed that WhatsApp is working on a technology that will allow you to encrypt your backups in the cloud independently and that the system has been activated in the most recent Android beta release. Notably, the latest Android beta version is v. 22.214.171.124, according to the company.
WhatsApp chats or messages whether images, videos, texts, or voices are encrypted from beginning to end, making it difficult for prying eyes to see what’s inside.
What is WhatsApp and its multiple device support?
In addition to this, Zuckerberg’s company has also been checking and testing another update that works on multiple devices. This upcoming update or software being tested maintains end-to-end encryption regardless of whether or not you’re using any smart device or not. Furthermore, if you’re a beta tester or in the testing phase of the platform, double-check your version, as social media reports indicate that the encryption testing is expanding to include more people than previous beta tests.