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Latest WhatsApp beta brings improvements to end-to-end encrypted chat backups




WhatsApp, a popular Facebook-owned messaging service has been there in the news for the past couple of days due to its controversial terms and conditions. In these terms, it was alleged to compromise users’ privacy.

To improve the user’s experience and to provide them the privacy assurance, WhatsApp keeps on testing new features through its beta program which is runs on Google Play Store for Android users.

In one of the previous beta builds, the company has released a new feature called the end-to-end backup feature for Android aimed to bring more transparency to user’s privacy.

And now, according to WABetainfo, WhatsApp released the latest beta version that brings improvements in the end-to-end backups. This feature was initially introduced with the beta version

End-To-End Encrypted Backups

The end-to-end encrypted backups feature will protect your backups from unauthorized access while it is uploaded on Google Drive. Users can keep a password that won’t be shared with WhatsApp, Facebook, or Google, hence, complete privacy. The new beta version particularly shows how it will be implemented through your encryption key.

This feature will possibly have an encryption key that will only contain numeric digits and lower case letters between ‘a’ and ‘f’. This combination of encryption keys suggests that WhatsApp wants to use hex format.

This is WhatsApp’s another step towards improving the user’s privacy and protection of their crucial data. However, this feature is still under testing and currently there is no confirmation on its availability for the general users. We will let you know as soon as it comes into effect with the stable version, stay tuned!

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.