The next WhatsApp message you will send will be more secure than anything you have ever sent before. The world’s most widely used messaging app has just got the most important security upgrade ensuring the nobody can hack into your WhatsApp conversations. The latest update includes 256-bit end-to-end encryption.
Following the controversial face-off between Apple and The United States FBI, over how much access law enforcement should have over digital communication, WhatsApp parent firm and social media giant, Facebook has cranked up the security the security setting on the massively popular WhatsApp Chat Application.
Chances are you may have noticed the encryption message in your new WhatsApp chat. It’s good news if you have been worried about the privacy of your messages. You just have to say ‘hello’ to the new update, and all your messages can only be read by you, being fully secure from hacking and cyber-criminal.
40-bit encryption is allowed, WhatsApp Security Update enabled 256-bit end-to-end encryption
Is WhatsApp Security Update is good for the consumer? The administrator and Law enforcers might be not too happy with the latest WhatsApp Security Update but the consumers will be as this update ensures the complete privacy of chats and calls through WhatsApp.
WhatsApp had partial encryption before but now both the parties need an end to end encryption i.e. you need to be on the latest version of WhatsApp.
Why is WhatsApp now illegal App in India?
WhatsApp could be illegal in India right now because back in 2007 the department of telecom had drafted policies which stipulated that, any private company could use not more than 40-bit encryption but WhatsApp has enabled 256-bit encryption, which is almost unreadable. Even WhatsApp will not know what is being communicated in its platform.
WhatsApp Security Update: Calls & Group Chats Encrypted too
In case you are wondering about the WhatsApp call, the right news continues, your Group chats messages, as well as WhatsApp calls, are secured too. If you are on the latest version of the App, all chats will be an end to end encrypted automatically but remember the safety feature is available only when you as well as those you’re chatting with are using the latest version of WhatsApp.
WhatsApp will also allow you to check whether your calls and messages are end-to-end encrypted by adding a lock symbol to contact or group information. In fact, the lock symbol represents end-to-end encryption while the unlock symbol will mean that third-parties can read your messages.