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Whatsaap Messages Encryption… What Does That Mean?
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Published: Apr 6, 2016

You all may have seen this message on your WhatsApp

Source: bbc.com
Source: bbc.com

Most of you probably thought the other party had done something to do this. Nope. WhatsApp has done this. It happened when you last updated your WhatsApp

Source: thehackernews.com
Source: thehackernews.com

What this means is that a user’s messages, videos, photos sent over WhatsApp, can’t be read by anyone else; not WhatsApp, not cyber-criminals, not law-enforcement agencies. Even calls and group chats will be encrypted. Yup! No one but the person you’re sending the WhatsApp messages will be able to see the messages. This was all pushed by Jan Korum who is WhatsApp’s co-founder.

Source: adweek.com
Source: adweek.com

Jan Koum said:

“We’ve been working for the past two years to give people better security over their conversations on WhatsApp… People deserve security. It makes it possible for us to connect with our loved ones. It gives us the confidence to speak our minds. It allows us to communicate sensitive information with colleagues, friends, and others. We’re glad to do our part in keeping people’s information out of the hands of hackers and cyber-criminals.”

So WhatsApp is now more secure and no one but you and the person you’re talking to can see the messages you send to each other. The end-to-end encryption is enabled automatically so you don’t need to do anything to enable it.

Do you think this safety feature will really benefit us?