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WhatsApp Beta for Android adds end-to-end encrypted chat backups for better data security

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With the advancement of technology, the chances of data leakage and data harm are very high. So, it is the responsibility of app developers to secure the users’ data from hackers and possible threats.

In terms of user data safety, WhatsApp‘s new aim is to make the chat backup more safe and secure. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has released a new beta version 2.21.10.2 that suggests the arrival of backups with end-to-end encryption on Google Drive.

Currently, this security feature is under development on the beta channel of WhatsApp. The end-to-end encryption backup implementation will make backups uploaded to Google Drive, completely anonymous and also protected by a password that will not be saved on the application server, as it can only be accessed by the user.

Adding to this, users can only access the encrypted backup with a password. Also, there is an option to change the password or completely disable the end-to-end encryption of the backup from the settings.

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Moreover, when users realize that they have lost or forgotten the password then there is also an alternative to create a recovery key, which allows you to access the backup protection password again.

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WhatsApp fixed the bug blocking the user from accessing group info

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A few days ago, WhatsApp has released a minor 2.21.21.9 update for its users. Although it was a regular update and didn’t bring something notable, an annoying bug started to occur after installing this update.

According to WABetaInfo, the users who updated on the 2.21.21.9 and 2.21.21.8 versions were not able to access the WhatsApp Group Info due to this unknown bug. There were numerous reports about these issues on the Twitter handles. However, only some specific users had received this update previously.

Luckily, WhatsApp has soon acknowledged this bug that is crashing groups and group info. The team has released the 2.21.21.10 update to fix this bug. Anyhow, if you are also facing glitches and crashes while accessing WhatsApp groups, you can update your app on this latest version to resolve this problem.

Apart from this, WhatsApp has also solved some other problems reported by the specific beta testers in this new version. The beta users were encountering some problems with profile pictures but the new update had fixed the issue for now.

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Also Check: WhatsApp will allow users to manage the backup size

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WhatsApp is preparing to add a new function called “My Contects Except” in the privacy settings. It is a similar feature we have used in the WhatsApp Status Privacy and Group Settings. As of now, the Facebook-owned firm has confirmed this custom privacy option for WhatsApp About, Last Seen, and Profile Picture.

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Speaking about its working manner, it follows the vice versa concept. It will allow you to hide your activities from some specific users registered in your contact list. However, you also won’t be able to see their activities. At present, the developers are adding further measurements and will roll out with the future update for Android and iOS platforms.

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WhatsApp’s About also getting my contact expect privacy feature

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WhatsApp is designing the new “My contact expect” privacy feature which is already announced for the profile and last seen settings. Now, WhatsApp’s About also getting this custom privacy setting option.

It’ll let a user hide its About (Bio) details from some individuals in their existing contact list. Once this feature will available, users will be free to chooses whom they want to show their details with further customizations.

Furthermore, the function is in the developing phase and is not available for beta testers. But looking at WhatsApp’s recent activity about this setting, it’s expected to be available soon for the users. For now, you can check the preview below-

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(WhatsApp About privacy setting, Image From WABetaInfo)

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Related: Here is how to restore WhatsApp 100% back up without getting stuck for Android

WhatsApp My Contact Except Feature:

This feature will allow a user to hide their activities including profile picture, last seen, and about from some selected users. It’s the same feature we can find in the privacy settings of WhatsApp Status and Groups.

Besides, it has the same working manner as the other functions. If you won’t let others know about your WhatsApp details, you also won’t be able to check them as well. As of now, WhatsApp has confirmed this feature for Android and iOS platforms.

However, the official news for the Apple devices is yet to announce. Users can access these settings once they’ll officially available for them. Just open WhatsApp>select more and click on Setting>Account>Privacy. From here, you can set privacy for Last seen, Profile, About, Status, Groups, etc.

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In the future, WhatsApp will let the users manage their backup size displaying them the individual backup size of the various sections including Photos, Videos, Documents, and other media. It might be WhatsApp’s response to the rumored news about the limited storage plan of Google Drive. However, there are no official words available from the company.

(Source: WABetaInfo)

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WhatsApp will allow users to manage backup size

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WhatsApp is designing more features for the users, in the coming time it’ll allow them to manage the backup size. In this line, it’s adding a new section to preformed this selection.

It’ll help the users in selecting the necessary data, they can further save their time, internet usages, and storage of unwanted information. Speaking of the backup, the developers just release the end-to-end backup encryption for the Android users after iOS.

Coming back to the backup management, WhatsApp might be preparing for the limited storage plan that is 2000 MB for each user of Google Drive. However, this plan is still on reports, Google hasn’t confirmed anything yet.

You can check the preview of manage backup size section below- 

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(Images from WABetaInfo)

Related: Here is how to restore WhatsApp 100% back up without getting stuck for Android

New Options:

As the above image shows, WhatsApp will offer users to select from photos, audio, videos, documents, and other media to manage their backup size. He/She will be independent to choose what to include in the backup from the offered options.

Furthermore, it’ll also display the media size for the corresponding section. So you can calculate the exact size for the backup

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When it’ll Come for Users:

There are some measurements left to be done, so WhatsApp hasn’t enabled the backup management ability. Once this feature is ready to send, we’ll let you with further updates. Until then stay connected.

More About WhatsApp:

WhatsApp is designing the same contact info layout for Android devices that we have previously seen that in business accounts. The profile image adopted a rounder shape with the contact info added at the bottom.

Moreover, WhatsApp has moved, the contact button, info, and about at the place where a user can see very conveniently. (Read More Here)

(Source- WABetaInfo)

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