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WhatsApp: New encryption feature protects your chat history from prying eyes

October 15, 2021

Via: TechRadar

WhatsApp is now rolling out its end-to-end encryption service for chat backups, the company has confirmed.

Announced last month, the encryption feature adds an additional layer of protection to chat backups stored in Apple iCloud and Google Drive.

According to a WhatsApp blog post, users can now secure end-to-end encrypted backups with either a password or 64-digit encryption key, which in theory means no third party (including both WhatsApp and the cloud storage vendor) will have access to the information.

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