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WhatsApp’s end to end encrypted backup feature out for Android devices

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WhatsApp is bringing a new end-to-end encrypted backup feature for Android devices. This new update comes for the beta testers and aims to protect users’ privacy while restoring the chat history and media files.

Enabling the end-to-end encrypted backup feature will allow your account history including messages and media to be protected from unofficial access on Google Drive. It requires a specific security key to verify the authentication.

Let’s give this process and key point a clear look-

Working Process:

The users have to set a password that’ll be a security key to encrypt the backups in the future. Without a key, the users can’t access their backups.

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Key Notes:

There are some points that users should be aware of it. First of all the security key only formed using the numeric figures and lowercase letters from “a” to “f”. Additionally, users won’t be able to access chat history without it.

Furthermore, as users’ encryption passwords will be exclusive to them, so can’t be shared with WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Drive, or Apple. In case of losing the password, WhatsApp doesn’t offer any way to revive it.

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Android Version and Availability:

WhatsApp just started to roll out the Android 2.21.15.5 beta version, so it may take time to reach your device. However, the iOS users are expected to wait for some more days, as the company is yet to roll out this feature for iPhone.

In case, if you have the same beta version on your device you can wait patiently because it might take a bit before being enabled for your account.

(Source – WabetaInfo)

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WhatsApp will bring new animated heart emojis for Android and iOS

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WhatsApp will soon bring animated Heart Emojis for both Android and iOS users with the future rollout. The feature is under development and not available for every WhatsApp user.

While we are awaiting the update, the latest version of WhatsApp brings new message reactions on the latest version of WhatsApp. Once sent, a red heart emoji is shown through animation but it’s only visible when sending that specific red heart. The new change will then introduce the same animation for all other heart emojis on WhatsApp. (via – Wabetainfo)

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The upcoming addition of animated heart emojis to the emoji section includes hearts with animations and supports for all other types of WhatsApp emoji is still unverified at the moment. On the other hand, it’s simply a small addition but the new appearance is another thing to carry forward.

WhatsApp continues to ramp up its efforts and bring it down to the users via its application. However, the company first tests them for the beta testers that provide important feedback and help to improve the entire user experience.

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Download WhatsApp [2.21.22.26 stable and 2.21.23.16 beta]

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WhatsApp is a multi-platform messaging and voice-over-IP (VoIP) service, which allows users to send text messages and voice messages. Aside from being a voice and texts sharing app, WhatsApp enables you to make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other user-generated content. You just need to download WhatsApp and start using its amazing features.

WhatsApp is available to download from different platforms and app stores on mobile devices. However, WhatsApp developers test and rolls out new app updates as soon as it enters the testing pool and send release stable app versions once they are tested.

Below you can check all of the latest WhatsApp Stable and Beta app versions.

Download WhatsApp (Beta and Stable):

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Download from Google Play Store or WhatsApp website.

WhatsApp Features:

NO FEES: WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family, so you don’t have to pay for every message or call.* There are no subscription fees to use WhatsApp.

MULTIMEDIA: Send and receive photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.

FREE CALLS: Call your friends and family for free with WhatsApp Calling, even if they’re in another country.* WhatsApp calls use your phone’s Internet connection rather than your cellular plan’s voice minutes. (Note: Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details. Also, you can’t access 911 and other emergency service numbers through WhatsApp).

GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group chats with your contacts so you can easily stay in touch with your friends or family.

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WHATSAPP WEB: You can also send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer’s browser.

NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: There’s no extra charge to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends around the world and avoid international SMS charges.

SAY NO TO USERNAMES AND PINS: Why bother having to remember yet another username or PIN? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS, and integrates seamlessly with your phone’s existing address book.

ALWAYS LOGGED IN: With WhatsApp, you’re always logged in so you don’t miss messages. No more confusion about whether you’re logged in or logged out.

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QUICKLY CONNECT WITH YOUR CONTACTS: Your address book is used to quickly and easily connect you with your contacts who have WhatsApp so there’s no need to add hard-to-remember usernames.

OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your notifications or turn off your phone, WhatsApp will save your recent messages until the next time you use the app.

AND MUCH MORE: Share your location, exchange contacts, set custom wallpapers and notification sounds, email chat history, broadcast messages to multiple contacts at once, and more.

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WhatsApp Android rolling out new stickers and emoji with 2.21.23.15 beta

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WhatsApp Android 2.21.23.15

WhatsApp has a lot of stickers and emojis that you can send your friends and anybody in the contact list and make your conversations more interactive. In the latest addition, WhatsApp for Android has released version 2.21.23.15 beta for the testers that brings new stickers and emojis.

According to Wabetainfo, WhatsApp Android 2.21.23.15 version brings new emojis, stickers, and the ability to create a new group icon using a custom background. This is quite an interesting addition for WhatsApp users.

The screenshot below shows how, you can edit the group info and create a new icon by entering Emoji & stickers option, from here you can choose the background color of the image and easily place a sticker or an emoji as you prefer.

Currently, WhatsApp 2.21.23.15 is only available for beta testers but it’ll soon expand for all users once the testing concludes.

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WhatsApp Android 2.21.23.15

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2.21.23.14:

Ahead of this testing, WhatsApp has released 2.21.23.14. This beta version enabled an important feature in the Last Seen menu – My Contacts Except. This feature was under development for a while and it has begun to expand for more users.

While using this feature, you can choose, which contact cannot see your last seen information. However, if you use this feature, you won’t be able to see their last seen information either.

WhatsApp 2.21.23.14:

2.21.23.13:

Wait there’s more, ahead of the above two versions, the chat app maker has also rolled out another important feature. Let’s dive in.

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WhatsApp 2.21.23.13 beta brings a new Contact Info user interface. On the other hand, WhatsApp now has a new default timer, as it now supports 24 hours and 90 days as new expiration times for disappearing chats.

You can enable the default message timer in the settings. Furthermore, there are also new changes for the multi-device for more beta testers. The latest changes allow WhatsApp to stop sending notifications when the security code is updated every time the linked device list is changed.

All of these versions are under beta testing and will rollout with a stable software update.

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