For more than five years, the conversations of WhatsApp They are end-to-end encrypted to give us greater privacy, ensuring that no one outside of the conversation can intercept and read our messages, but that was not the case with backup. Until now.
The last WhatsApp Beta already allows us to encrypt our backups in the cloud, which allows us protect all our WhatsApp messages and files on Google Drive against unauthorized access. So if someone manages to access our Google Drive account, they will not be able to view our WhatsApp conversations. We tell you how.
This is how WhatsApp’s encrypted backup is enabled
In order to activate the new encrypted whatsapp backup The first thing we need to do is update WhatsApp to its latest beta. Thanks to APKMirror, you can update WhatsApp by downloading the APK of its latest beta version (188.8.131.52 or higher).
Once the application has been updated, in Settings> Chats> Backup we found the new option “Encrypt your backups” to can end-to-end encryption
During the setup wizard, you will be asked to enter a password of at least six characters with at least one letter, or to use a password. 64-bit encryption key that WhatsApp will automatically generate for our Google account and that we will have to aim to be able to restore our backup
Once the backup encryption is enabled, the new options to change the password or disable said encryption will appear. After saving a backup, it will now appear labeled as end-to-end encrypted.
Restore an encrypted backup
When we install WhatsApp on our device again, at the step of restore backup It will ask us to enter our password and 64-bit encryption key to be able to download our messages and files from Google Drive. If we do not remember the password, messages cannot be restored. We should skip the restore and lose the story.
Via | WABetaInfo
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