WhatsApp Adds End-to-End Encryption for all messages and calls

The Facebook-owned popular messaging platform – WhatsApp has just announced that any communication through its application whether it’s a message, a voice call, or sharing photos and videos are now protected with end-to-end encryption.

An end-to-end encryption means that on the sender and the receivers will be able to see the messages. Whether you send a message, make a voice call, share a photo or a video, it’ll only be accessible by you and the person you are talking to. Not even WhatsApp itself will be able to access those communications between you and the targeted person.

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The encryption gain much of the spotlight in recent months due to a public fight between Apple and FBI over encryption, in which FBI attempted to compel Apple to create a backdoor to its operating system in order to gain access to a suspect’s iPhone.

While WhatsApp has been improving overall security and adding encryption features over the years, the company felt it’s the right time to make a larger move to provide more security in order to protect the privacy of its more than one billion user base. While the law enforcement officials are yet to make a statement on WhatsApp’s latest move, it seems likely that they’ll say something sooner or later.

To get end-to-end encryption feature in your WhatsApp, make sure you have installed the latest version of the app from your app store. The company has rolled out end-to-end encryption to all the supported platforms including iOS, Android, Windows 10, and others.

WhatsApp is a free messaging app available in the App Store. You can download and install it from iTunes by following this link: [Download WhatsApp]

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