WhatsApp, the world’s largest messaging service has rolled out end-to-end encryption for its 1 billion users across all devices including iOS, Android, Windows, Nokia and Blackberry smartphones.
If you opened WhatsApp recently you may have seen this notification:
The move comes right after the Apple-FBI tiff following Apple’s refusal to create a backdoor into the iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. All Apple devices are end-to-end ecrypted, which means even Apple cannot access the contents on iPhones.
What the Whatsapp move means
For all the users with the updated version of WhatsApp, every message, photo, video, file and WhatsApp call made will now be completely secure. In even simpler terms this means that no one but the sender and the receiver of the message, call, multimedia file will be able to access the contents. Not even WhatsApp can crack open those messages.