Sometimes or the other, we have come across and/or used the messaging app Whatsapp. There have been numerous additions to the features offered by the messaging platform since its inception. It has had its own share of challenges to face and is still continuing to dominate the Messaging Platform on Mobile phones. Whatsapp has unveiled that it would be rolling out updates for its Beta users with end-to-end encrypted chat backups. According to reports this an attempt to protect the privacy of users throughout the globe. Whatsapp has emphasized privacy being of utmost importance for the developers. They intend to introduce the same as and when stable updates roll out, post the success of the beta program.
Whatsapp has introduced this feature for end-to-end encryption with chat backups as well. The latest Beta updates for Whatsapp will have the aforementioned features. This is to be understood that only the users who had signed up as Beta testers for Whatsapp would have that update available on the playstore. The Beta update 188.8.131.52 is expected to have the end-to-end encryption chat backup feature.
According to reports, Whatsapp itself won’t be able to access the chats, calls and backups post the update. The chat backups are associated with the Google drive of user, with the latest update there won’t be any possibilities of unauthorised access to the drive backups of the WhatsApp chats. Whatsapp believes that this addition would help them pacify the privacy concerns users have had since the beginning of the year.
It is possible that Whatsapp makes permanent amends to its policies as it has even challenged the Indian government on grounds of privacy concerns. The Indian govt. had asked for traceability of texts so as to identify the source of sensitive or fake messages. Whatsapp legally challenged the court since it felt that this would be a breach of privacy. It is clear that WhatsApp is taking privacy more seriously with the events that took place in the first half of 2021. The update would be available for beta versions initially and the move to regular versions on fixing all bugs.
With the beta update hitting the PlayStore soon, it is being assumed that Whatsapp users would be delighted to find their data and privacy concerns being protected well by the social messaging giant. In case you are a beta user, update WhatsApp now!