WhatsApp starts encrypting user correspondence

The WhatsApp messenger will have a function for encrypting backup copies of dialogs, reports the WABetaInfo portal.
Currently, backups for Android and iOS devices are stored on Google Drive or iCloud. For this reason, a fraudster who gains access to the cloud can easily reach unencrypted archived correspondence. Beta testing of the new function that protects user data will be launched already in the updated version of WhatsApp.
However, each user will have the opportunity to manually disable encryption if he does not need it, reports Radiosputnik.ria.ru.