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Latest WhatsApp beta brings ‘End-To-End Encrypted Backups’ feature

by Sheetal

WhatsApp began rolling out a new beta update via the Google Play Store, the internal version of the update is 2.21.10.9. As always, this update also brings an additional feature that is related to the chat backups.

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Just recently, according to WABetaInfo, the popular messaging app is set to bring more security to the chat backup feature through a new feature called “End-to-End Encrypted Backup”.

After using end-to-end encryption, the backup of the chat history will be protected by a private password to prevent unauthorized use on Google Drive. It is noteworthy that WhatsApp has allowed users to use end-to-end encrypted chat.

To understand it in a better way, the source provided us screenshots of the user interface for this feature. As per the image, WhatsApp added a status that states whether the backup is encrypted using end-to-end encryption.

Please note that WhatsApp is currently developing an end-to-end backup feature to select Android beta testers. If the history is any indication, this function will be available with future updates soon.

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