End-to-end encryption | Mobile Apps  

14 Dec

How to keep end-to-end encryption on – when it’s ended!

Data encryption is essential if you want to make sure that only you and the person you’re chatting with have access to the content of your messages.

With an increasing number of leaks emerging from popular messaging apps including WhatsApp in recent months, keeping your private communications private has never been more important.

If you’re a WhatsApp user, here’s everything you need to know about end to end encryption and how to activate it on your device.

are your whatsApp messages really safe?

When you send and receive text messages the least you would expect is that no third parties should be able to read them.

  • To keep your messages private, apps like WhatsApp encrypt every message you send on both ends.
  • E2E encryption means that once you send a message it’s essentially scrambled until it arrives on the recipient’s phone – but there’s a little loophole here.
  • Your messages may be encrypted, but if you use cloud backup they could still be accessed by hackers or law enforcement authorities.

To address this hole in their data security, WhatsApp has introduced the new encryption system for cloud backups of chat messages.

By selecting cloud encryption and setting a password or 64-bit access key, you can give your backed up messages the same level of security as the WhatsApp messages currently on your phone.

how to activate E2E encryption on whatsApp

You can secure the privacy of your messages on an iPhone in a few easy steps:

 

how to add end-to-end encryption

 

  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. Tap on Settings.
  3. Follow this tap sequence: Chats > Chat Backup > End-to-end Encrypted Backup.
  4. Tap on Continue, then create a password or 64-bit key.
  5. Tap on Done – and you’re done!

*Note: If you don’t and encrypted backup option on your phone yet, hang tight – this feature is currently being rolled out to users.

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