WhatsApp has this week announced that they are encrypting messages from within their app, allowing you to read and send messages with the knowledge that they are secure.
What’s more, the messages will be encrypted end-to-end and without having to turn on any settings, this means that all of your photos, videos, messages and more can only be read by the person who sent them and the person who can read them.
WhatsApp explained more:
The idea is simple: when you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat that you send that message to. No one can see inside that message. Not cybercriminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even us. End-to-end encryption helps make communication via WhatsApp private – sort of like a face-to-face conversation.
Recently there has been a lot of discussion about encrypted services and the work of law enforcement. While we recognize the important work of law enforcement in keeping people safe, efforts to weaken encryption risk exposing people’s information to abuse from cybercriminals, hackers, and rogue states.
You can read more about the new encryption at the source link.