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6 Things You Need To Know As WhatsApp Roll Out Its New Feature

WhatsApp Rolls Out New Feature: 6 Things to Know

Almost everybody in Kenya that has a smartphone has an installed WhatsApp App essential for calls, chats, and viewing status.

The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, also the owner of WhatsApp on Thursday, October 14, announced the key rollout features to secure WhatsApp chats.

Mark Zuckerburg published on Facebook:

"End-to-end encrypted backups for WhatsApp will start to roll out today. I am Proud of the team for continuing to lead on security for your private conversations".

Although WhatsApp chats are already encrypted meaning that it is only the sender and receiver that have access to the chats, the new feature will ensure that the chats remain encrypted even when backed up by cloud servers, this is according to the company.

6 things about the end-to-end encryption feature

1. The new end-to-end encryption feature took effect as of Thursday, October 14.

2. It provides an extra security layer out to back up your chats in case you lose your phone.

3. The backed-up chats will be securely stored on Google Drive for Android users and iCloud for iPhone users with end-to-end encryption features.

4. You can secure your end-to-end encrypted backup with either a password of your own choice or a 64-digit encryption key which you'll be the only one knowing.

5. WhatsApp and your backup service provider cannot whatsoever read your backups or access the key to unlock your chats.

6. The new feature will be rolled out slowly to those that already have the latest version of WhatsApp.

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