Facebook-owned WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular messaging app in the world. With over 2 billion active users around the world, the company use to bring new features to make users active and appealing. Today, WhatsApp brought the most-awaited dark mode on Android and iOS. And now, the latest report claims that the latest beta release of WatsApp hints at an upcoming security feature to help you protect your chat backups.
This new feature was spotted by WABetaInfo in WhatsApp beta v. 2.20.66. As mentioned above, the new feature will allow you to password-protect your backup on Google Drive. As you can see in the picture attached below, the feature appears in the Chat backup settings and lets you easily encrypt your chat backups with a password so that neither WhatsApp nor Google is able to view its contents.
Just like most of the encrypted documents, you need to re-enter the password that you saved during encryption to restore your chat backup. Without entering the correct password, you will not be able to restore the chats. As of now, the feature is in its alpha stage of development and WhatsApp might make some significant changes to it before it’s release.
While it’s good to see further security being added to the Google Drive backup method, it’s unclear just how long you’ll have to wait to see it implemented in a stable WhatsApp build.
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