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Mark Zuckerberg Updates WhatsApp, Rolls Out Features For Customers

The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced that a new feature has been rolled out to secure WhatsApp chats, end-to-end encrypted backups.

Though WhatsApp chats are already encrypted, this means that it's only the sender and the receiver who have access to the chats, this new feature ensures the chats remain encrypted even when backed up on cloud servers, the internet messaging app company said.

Mark took to his Facebook to post saying:

End-to-end encrypted backups for WhatsApp starting to roll out today. Proud of the team for continuing to lead on security for your private conversations. The new feature improves WhatsApp's security and ensures users privacy, conversations, video calls, and voice calls are secured.

Here are 5 things about the new end-to-end encryption feature.

1. The new end-to-end encryption took effect on Thursday, October, 14

2. It provides an extra security layer to back up your chats when you lose your phones

3. The backed-up chats will be securely stored on Google Drive (Android users) or iCloud (iPhone users) with end-to-end encryption.

4. You can secure your end-to-end encrypted backup with either a password of your choice or a 64-digit encryption key that only you know.

5. WhatsApp and your backup service provider ( Google Drive, iCloud, etc.) cannot read your backups or access the key to unlock the chats The new feature will be rolled out slowly to those with the latest version of WhatsApp.

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