The team of the popular messenger WhatsApp began testing a new useful feature – cloud backups of chats will now be encrypted.
The new feature has already started working in the fresh beta version of WhatsApp for Android under the number 126.96.36.199. The option will allow you to keep your chat history and media content in a protected form.
However, if you forget your password or lose the 64-bit recovery key, then the data will be “closed” forever and even the WhatsApp administration will not be able to help.
It is unclear when the update will work on stable versions of WhatsApp.