Encryption, iCloud, Updates, WhatsApp

WhatsApp finally implements end-to-end encryption for iCloud backup

Facebook, the WhatsApp parent company has finally revealed a new safety feature for iOS users. WhatsApp chat backup on iCloud will very soon gain end-to-end encryption. Up until now, only chat messages on the platform were end-to-end encrypted where WhatsApp apparently has no access whatsoever but cloud backup security was in question.

Meaning, iCloud could technically have access to the backup as there wasn’t any sort of end-to-end protection layer. Today’s development takes things up a notch higher where neither WhatsApp nor the cloud service partner can ever access the backup.

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???? WhatsApp is the leading global messaging service to offer *both* end-to-end encrypted messaging and backups on iCloud or Google Drive. ????

So you can make sure that bestie’s voice messages and mum’s secret recipe will be safely stored in a place only you can access.

— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) September 10, 2021

WhatsApp claims to be the only leading messaging service to offer both end-to-end encrypted messaging and cloud backup solutions. Development was quite a challenge, emphasizes the instant messaging company as an entirely new framework was built for key and cloud storage on both iOS and Android. Speaking of which, this new security update will roll out to users in the coming weeks.

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