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has been working on the encryption of backups in the cloud for a long time, a function that it has just introduced in the beta version of the Android application and that will reach users in

a future update.

The company has introduced version of its Android application in the Google Play Beta program, in which it allows

activating end-to-end encryption to protect backup copies in the cloud


With this feature, both the

message history


the multimedia files

that the user saves in

Google Drive

will be protected from unauthorized access, as shown in the capture shared by the WABetaInfo portal.

When activating this feature, the application will ask the user to enter

a password

that will serve

to "encrypt future copies

". When the user wants to use said copy on a new device, WhatsApp will ask again for the same password to decrypt it. The user will be able to modify the password as long as the function is active, or even deactivate the encryption whenever it deems appropriate.

Likewise, from the application they indicate that

the password is private

, which means that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook, nor any other person, can access it or the content of the protected backup copy.

Precisely for this reason, if the user loses or forgets it, the company will

not be able to help him recover it

, although he can create a recovery key to avoid this problem.

Encryption of backups on Google Drive is still under development.

The company has been working on this function for months, which from the aforementioned portal indicate that it will arrive in a next update of the 'app' for Android.

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