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WhatsApp Reportedly Working on Password-Protected iCloud Backups

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While WhatsApp already offers end-to-end encryption across its messaging and voice calling features, any iCloud backups of these chats are, however, are not encrypted. According to a new report by WABetaInfo, the company is still in the process of bringing password-protected backups to iCloud.

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Looking at the screenshots shared by the source, it seems that WhatsApp users will soon be able to set a password that will be used to encrypt future backups. 

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“The chat database and media will be safe from unauthorized access when using a password. The password is private and it’s not sent to WhatsApp.

It will be available in a future build for iOS and Android.”

“This password will be required when you restore from the backup,” the description reads.

It is not yet known as to when the feature will officially begin rolling out.

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