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.
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]