Whatsapp encrypts messages for all users

Whatsapp encrypts messages for all users

WhatsApp has announced a major plan to keep your conversations protected.

The global messaging service is now equipped with ‘end-to-end’ encryption for every user with the latest version of the app.

The update arrives amid a heightened international debate over how much access law enforcement should have to digital communications and follows a high-profile showdown between Apple and the FBI over an encrypted iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino shooters.

It means all phone calls, texts, and even media files are visible only to people included in the thread.

According to a recent WhatsApp Blog post, end-to-end encryption will lock out cybercriminals, hackers, ‘oppressive regimes,’ and even WhatsApp officials to keep your data private. Messages on the Facebook-owned service will only be visible to the person who has sent them, and the individuals on the receiving end. Read more 

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