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WhatsApp Adds End to End Encryption : How it Works

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We all are using WhatsApp App in our smartphone. WhatsApp is a chatting App. Now WhatsApp is safe. WhatsApp is turned on end-to-end encryption for all of its 1 billion users on 6th April 2016, Wednesday. User’s messages, videos, photos sent over WhatsApp, can’t be read by anyone else; not WhatsApp, not cyber-criminals, not law-enforcement agencies. Now calls and group chats will be encrypted.

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Jan Koum the co-founder of WhatsApp has been announced about this feature on his Facebook page. The company is working on this feature from last two years. WhatsApp is used “The Signal Protocol” for encryption. “The Signal Protocol” is designed by Open Whisper Systems.

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Jan Koum wrote that, “We’ve been working for the past two years to give people better security over their conversations on WhatsApp… People deserve security. It makes it possible for us to connect with our loved ones. It gives us the confidence to speak our minds. It allows us to communicate sensitive information with colleagues, friends, and others. We’re glad to do our part in keeping people’s information out of the hands of hackers and cyber-criminals.”

WhatsApp End-to-End Feature
WhatsApp End-to-End Feature

The company and Facebook have been tested on these issues. So the messages you sent to others are now safe. The latest version of WhatsApp is by default set encrypted feature. The people will need to update their whatsapp Apps on their smartphones which are runs in different operating systems like Android, iOS and others.

WhatsApp said that, “once the session is established, clients do not need to rebuild a new session with each other until the existing session state is lost through an external event such as an app reinstall or device change.”

The end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp is applies for everything including WhatsApp’s calls, messages, photos, videos, files, and even voice messages, all of them will be encrypted. So now WhatsApp is very secure.

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