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WhatsApp Beta Testing End-To-End Encrypted Chat Backups On iOS

WhatsApp has started testing end-to-end encrypted chat backups on the latest iOS beta, protecting chats from unauthorized access. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming feature.

WhatsApp has started beta testing another feature on the latest version of the application that enables end-to-end encryption chat backups on the most recent iOS beta version. The organization had recently announced on September 10 that the feature would be coming soon to iOS and Android and it seems as though the organization has started testing the feature on its beta channel for iPhone users, as per another report.

Recently, feature leaker WABetaInfo spotted the newly added feature on the latest WhatsApp Beta app for iOS that enables end-to-end encrypted chat backups on iCloud. A screenshot of the new feature shows a message on the onboarding screen that informs users that end-to-end encrypted backups are off, and informing them that when the feature is turned on, neither Apple nor WhatsApp will be able to access the backup.

Here’s what the setting to enable End-to-end encryption looks like on the latest WhatsApp iOS beta version  (WABetaInfo)

As per the picture shared by the leaker, tapping the ‘Turn on’ button should show another brief that will request that users make a secret phrase (or a 64-digit encryption key) that will be used to restore the end-to-end encrypted chat backups on another device. When a user installs WhatsApp on another iPhone, they will actually want to enter the password to decrypt the backup and read the messages stored inside the backup. The screen capture also shows a warning message that expresses that if the password is forgotten, then WhatsApp cannot help users recover their backup.

The feature should be rolling out to beta testers who have installed the latest testing versions of WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business – specifically version 2.21.200.14. Users who are on the beta program may gradually see the feature enables for them after they introduce this update as per the report. In order to check if you can access the end-to-end encrypted chat backups feature, you can goto the WhatsApp Settings, then tap on Chats, tap on Chat Backup, then tap on End-to-end encrypted Backup to beg

The leaker additionally uncovers that clients ought to go to the iPhone settings and tap on their name, then, at that point, iCloud, then, at that point, Manage Storage, tap on Backup, then, at that point, handicap the alternative for WhatsApp. This is because the backup will not be encrypted so users should disable this method and use the end-to-end encrypted chat backups feature provided inside WhatsApp to backup and restore chats, according to the report.