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WhatsApp will bring encrypted local storage backup for Android



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WhatsApp rolled out the end-to-end encrypted backup feature for Google Drive to protect the privacy of a user from unauthorized access. Now, the latest information revealed that the WhatsApp team is developing the same feature for the local storage backups on Android as well.

To be mentioned this feature is currently under beta testing and may arrive as a stable update with future versions of WhatsApp.

As per the information, this feature backs up the WhatsApp history on your Google drive that can be restored in the internal storage of smartphones when a user reinstalls the app.

However, there are many things that are still unclear such as, do the local backup runs in regular intervals, when will it come, will it release for iOS too, etc. For now, let’s see what is the end-to-end encryption backups.

WhatsApp encrypted local backup

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WhatsApp End-to-End Encrypted Backups:

The end-to-end encryption allows the users to set a security key consisting of numbers and lowercase from “a” to “f”. Only after entering this key, a user is able to access their backups from Google Drive. The only thing to remember is that, if a user forgot the security, WhatsApp won’t be able to help them to reset it, which is necessary to restore chat history.

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Not a long ago, WhatsApp send the WhatsApp HD Photos options on iOS and Android devices. This feature offers three options- Auto, Best Quality, and Data Saver to decide the quality of an image that is being sent by the user.

These options can be found in WhatsApp Setting > Storage and Data > Media Upload Quality. However, as this is a beta rollout, so there is room for further changes, stay connected to get more news.

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