World’s popular instant messaging platform, Whatsapp has added a vital update to its application that will see users feel more secure when communicating via the application. Whatsapp has today announced a new technological development that makes users enjoy full protection during private communication with the full end-to-end encryption feature.
The latest version of whatsapp will use security technology that will make it secure for two users to have a peaceful conversation without worrying of a third party or being intercepted.
Encryption ensures that only a message’s sender and recipient can read messages, stopping them from being intercepted on their journey.
From now on while using the application, when you and your contacts use the latest version of the app, every call you made, and every message, photo, video, file, and voice message sent, is end-to-end encrypted by default, including group chats.
We have seen people starting to love using different applications like Telegram to enjoy some security but surely this has been sorted. From now on, 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 cyber-criminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even whatsapp itself. End-to-end encryption helps make communication via Whatsapp private – sort of like a face-to-face conversation.
The giant instant messaging platform Whatsapp shared a statement announcing their update and stressed;
“We live in a world where more of our data is digitized than ever before. Every day we see stories about sensitive records being improperly accessed or stolen. And if nothing is done, more of people’s digital information and communication will be vulnerable to attack in the years to come. Fortunately, end-to-end encryption protects us from these vulnerabilities.”
Surely Ugandans will need to worry about the possibility of being spied on by whoever is in a manipulative position.