WhatsApp will Provide Password Protected and Encrypted Chat Backup for Google Drive and Apple iCloud – One of the largest instant messaging platforms is working on encrypted and password-protected chat backups for future security updates. The new feature will allow you to protect your personal chats from unauthorized access using a strong password. Today’s end-to-end encryption keeps your chats safe, but once it comes to backing up your chat, it doesn’t work the same way. People have already been faced with this type of problem.
WhatsApp Chat Backups for Google Drive and Apple iCloud
The popular WhatsApp resource tracker, WABetaInfo, reports that the new feature is a work in progress. The shared screenshots explain the procedure for how it will work in the application.
The description in the images also mentions that you can use a password to protect your Apple iCloud and Google Drive chat backup from unauthorized access. It adds that the password will be required when you are restoring or accessing something from the backup.
In the new update, Google Drive and iCloud are receiving this feature. For your concern, it is informative that WhatsApp will not be able to recover the forgotten password. You must enter your phone number to confirm password protection. All information was shared by WABetaInfo.
We have already seen the cloud backup feature of the Facebook-owned company. Although the feature is there, it does not work with the end-to-end encryption auto backup method. With the scope of this particular lack, you can gain access to any user’s personal communication through cloud storage providers.
List of features that WhatsApp recently announced
- Web voice calling
- Disappearing Photos
- Mute voice before sharing
- Multiple device support
WABetaInfo shared a tweet saying that Android backups will also work with the new update. This means that you will have the option to apply password protection to backups while saving locally on your Android phone. There is no feature for local backups with iPhones. Although the previous chat backup protection notification was released in May 2020 and the feature is still in the testing phase.