Messages you send to this chat and calls are now secured with end-to-end encryption.Seen this message somewhere lately? Earlier it was easier for the government or the cybercrime branch or even the hackers to have access to your WhatsApp messages and files. All that has changed now.
WhatsApp - We don't store.Unlike Google or Facebook, WhatsApp does not store your chat history or media files in its servers. No authorities can demand access to any user's chat record because all messages are removed from whatsapp's system, once successfully delivered to the recipient's phone.
WhatsApp - We now encrypt.Messages are now encrypted end-to-end. ie. The possibility of interception in air is almost zero as the communication between your phone and WhatsApp server is fully encrypted. As a result, your personal information is safely out of the hands of hackers and cyber-criminals.
WhatsApp - We scramble messages.Do you know that using end-to-end encryption, your messages are so safe that even WhatsApp couldn't access them even if they wanted to. All electronic messages sent (mail/text/photo/video et al) from your phone through WhatsApp, are scrambled with a cryptographic key that only the intended recipient can access and never leaves his/her device.
WhatsApp - We safeguard data.The basis of such rigorous encryption used by WhatsApp is Textsecure - The Signal Protocol designed by privacy-focused non-profit Open Whisper Systems. TextSecure depends on the PFS-perfect forward secrecy feature to create a new encryption key for each message sent. ie. Each of your messages get encryted with a unique key. Even if someone cracks one key they will utmost get only a part of the conversation. That same key cannot be used to decrypt rest of the conversation.
WhatsApp - You verify encryption.# Open the chat with your Friend.
# Tap on the name of your friend to open the contact info screen.
# Tap the Encryption option.
# You will be redirected to a page with a QR code,
# The QR code is followed by a string of 60 numbers.
# Use your Friend's phone to scan your QR code.
# If it matches, a green tick appears, then the chat is encrypted.
# If it doesn't match, a red exclamation mark appears, alerting the user that the chat is insecure.
Once verified, you can be sure that all your data is completely safe.