Whatsapp gets a new Privacy feature in the latest Beta Update


Facebook's Whatsapp is making quite the headlines these days and mostly for bad reasons. Whether it's a controversial privacy agreement, Mark Zuckerberg secretly using its rival Signal, or making the app practically dead upon not agreeing to the new privacy policy. As a result, Whatsapp has lost quite the user base to its rivals Signal and Telegram.

So to ensure users they too are serious about privacy and make people stick to the platform instead of running off to more secure platforms, Whatsapp brings end-to-end encryption to chat backups too, in the latest beta update.

The new feature will secure the chat backup, stored on Google Drive, with a private password which will prevent unauthorized access to the backup.

Although the feature is still under development to ensure bugs get removed before its final release, the platform has introduced several UI changes that confirm the new feature.


The new end-to-end encryption indicator can be seen under the size of the backup. The feature will be available in an upcoming update.

source: WABetaInfo