WhatsApp will soon add a new feature that will ensure that chats don’t leak from Google drive and iCloud.
WhatsApp is said to bring this upcoming security feature for both Google Drive ad iCloud users. The latest report notes, “to prevent unauthorised access to your iCloud Drive backup, you can set a password that will be used to encrypt future backups.” “This password will be required when you restore from the backup,” the report states.
Screenshots of this feature being tested have also been released. The screenshots suggest that if a user forgets password WhatsApp will not be able to help in this case. The user will be required to enter their phone number to confirm password protection for their backups.
An extra layer of protection to your chats.
The cloud backups feature has been available for a long time now. WhatsApp hasn’t yet enabled cloud backups with an end-to-end encryption that encrypts chats while it transfers from one point to another. This upcoming feature will add an extra layer of protection to your chats.
In addition, the secure messaging platform is said to be working on local Android backups. With this feature, users will get the option to apply password protection to the backups you’re saving locally on Android phone. Notably, the messaging platform doesn’t allow local backups in the case of iPhones.
WABetaInfo also tweeted that local Android backups would also be compatible with the new update. This means you would also be able to apply password protection to the backups you’re saving locally on your Android device. WhatsApp does not allow local backups in the case of iPhones.