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New WhatsApp beta brings ‘end-to-end encrypted’ chat caption feature for Android



WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted chat caption

WhatsApp is introducing a useful “end-to-end encrypted” chat caption feature for Android with the latest beta version. As the name reflects, the respective capability will indicate to users when their conversations in the app are under encryption mode.

The information reveals that the new feature will simplify the encryption details for users. It will provide users with the utmost convenience of knowing that their chats are securely encrypted and won’t be affected by third-party servers or malware.

Spotted in the Android beta version, WhatsApp is rolling out the ‘end-to-end encrypted’ chat caption feature to a handful of beta testers for the moment via the Google Play Beta Program, and will soon initiate a stable rollout.

WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted chat caption

WhatsApp chat caption (Source: WABetaInfo)

Talking about the latest addition, beta testers will observe a new caption under the contact or group name to identify whether the chats are secure or not. It assures that your conversations remains encrypted using the signal protocol.

Moreover, it acts as a visual confirmation that no one can access your text or WhatsApp calls. However, it is worth mentioning that the caption will disappear after a few seconds so the last seen info can remain visible to users. Thus, it’s a significant addition to the app.


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