Is your whatsApp message secure, Here is how to encrypt
Privacy and Security is in our DNA is what the WhatsApp says. The messaging giant has added a new feature with the recent update of the application, which this you can now send secure message to your freinds.
The feature is called WhatsApp Adds End-to-End Encryption. According to the report by WhatsApp it says "Many messaging apps only encrypt messages between you and them, but WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption ensures only you and the person you're communicating with can read what is sent, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp. This is because your messages are secured with a lock, and only the recipient and you have the special key needed to unlock and read them. For added protection, every message you send has its own unique lock and key. All of this happens automatically: no need to turn on settings or set up special secret chats to secure your messages".
“All this happens automatically : no compelling reason to turn on settings or set up special secret chats to secure your messages,” WhatsApp says.
Well, to use this facility both the users should have the latest version of WhatsApp. If you have not updated then update it now and follow the following steps to use WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption.
1. Open whatsapp and go to Whatsapp Profile of the person you want to encrypt.
2. Tap Encryption to view the QR code and 60-digit number.
If you and your contact are physically next to each other, one of you can scan the other's QR code or visually compare the 60-digit number. If you scan the QR code, and the code is indeed the same, a green checkmark will appear. Since they match, you can be sure no one is intercepting your messages or calls.
If the codes do not match, it's likely you're scanning the code of a different contact, or a different phone number. If your contact has recently reinstalled WhatsApp, or switched devices, we recommend you refresh the code by sending them a new message and then scanning the code.
If you and your contact are not physically near each other, you can send them the 60-digit number. Let your contact know that once they receive your code, they should write it down and then visually compare it to the 60-digit number that appears in the contact info screen under Encryption. For Android, iPhone and Windows Phone, you can use the Share button from the QR code/60-digit number screen to send the 60-digit number via SMS, email, etc.
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