Facebook is in the process of rolling out encrypted chat backups on iOS and Android to prevent anyone from accessing your chat’s backups. If you are a user of WhatsApp, please update now to avail of this new, critical security feature.
At the moment, your conversations on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted, which means that nobody can intercept and read them, but until now, your backups were not encrypted, meaning anyone could access them. Thankfully this problem has now been fixed.
To turn on WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted backups, please follow these steps.
* Open WhatsApp.
* Open Settings.
* Tap Chats
* Chat Backup
* End-to-end Encrypted Backup.
* Tap Continue
* Enter a password or key when asked.
* Tap Done
Would you please let me know if you need any help with this?
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team.