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WhatsApp rolls out password reminder feature for end-to-end encrypted backups

The instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, keeps introducing new and exciting features to the users to make the app more useful and attractive. Now WhatsApp is rolling out a password reminder feature for end-to-end encrypted backups.

According to WABetaInfo, this feature allows users to verify that the password for their end-to-end encrypted backups is correct so that they can replace it in case of a mismatch. This feature is available to some users who install the latest versions of WhatsApp for iOS and Android.

WhatsApp rolls out password reminder feature for end-to-end encrypted backups

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WhatsApp announced end-to-end encrypted backups two years ago. This feature allows people to secure their backup using end-to-end encryption by choosing a personal password. They can also choose a 64-digit encryption key that only they know. In fact, neither WhatsApp nor the backup service provider (Apple and Google) can read encrypted backups or access the key needed to unlock them.

WhatsApp used proprietary encryption techniques in the past to encrypt the database within the backup, but it was not end-to-end encrypted.

People can certainly experiment with an advanced layer of privacy by enabling end-to-end encrypted backups. However, some users have lost access to their encrypted backup because they can’t remember the password they chose. For this reason, WhatsApp has developed a feature that allows the user to verify that the password is correct.

Recently, WhatsApp introduced a feature that allows users to edit messages. Moreover, it is also working on a new design for the context menu.

Also see: WhatsApp is working on a new context menu design

Amir Hussain

Amir Hussain is the founder of Freemium World, a geek by nature and a professional Blog writer . I love to write about new technology trends, social media, hacking, blogging and much more.

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