WhatsApp Releases 256-bit end-to-end Encryption Across All Services

WhatsApp Releases 256-bit end-to-end Encryption Across All Services Image Credit: Whatsapp

WhatsApp users can now feel safer to use the Over-the-Top(OTT) service with its Beta release that supports end-to-end encryption across all its services. The app's 2.16.21 beta update that is available via the Google Play now supports 256-bit encryption by default.

"From now on when you and your contacts use the latest version of the app, every call you make, and every message, photo, video, file, and voice message you send, is end-to-end encrypted by default, including group chats", said Whatsapp in a blog post. The messages sent can only be viewed by the intended recipient, and no one, not even WhatsApp itself.

The WhatsApp Beta version can now be installed directly from the Google Play Store, but users will firstly need to join the WhatsApp Beta Testing program, it said.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

PREVIOUS POST

BT, Fon Launch Pay with Amazon for WiFi Access Passes

NEXT POST

Windstream Expands Kinetic IPTV Service to More Areas

THE EDITOR'S DESK

UPCOMING EVENTS

Artelligence 2019

Network Virtualization and SDN Asia

Network Virtualization & SDN Americas

Mobile 360 Digital Societies 2019

TADSummit 2019

MWC Los Angeles 2019

The Digitrans Forum 2019

Mobile 360 Eurasia 2019

ON TWITTER

ON FACEBOOK