Encrypt WhatsApp backup – how it works

WhatsApp backup: now also end-to-end encrypted
© Alex Ruhl / shutterstock.com

End-to-end encryption is a big topic at WhatsApp, with which the messenger service advertises again and again and wants to guarantee its users sufficient privacy for chatting with others. End-to-end encryption is also possible with chat backups.

Either with your own password or a 64-digit key. The backup is then uploaded encrypted to Google Drive and iCloud. Neither the backup provider nor WhatsApp should be able to read the backup or use the necessary encryption.

Encrypt WhatsApp backup: Here’s how

If the user chooses a password, the encryption is verified using a hardware security module in the cloud. This should protect the code from third parties. Of the 64-digit key works without the module. This must therefore be stored locally somewhere securely so that you can access this encryption again and again.

The end-to-end encryption must be carried out by the WhatsApp user activated will. This is possible in the following steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp settings.
  2. Go to Chats and then select Chat Backup. After that, go to end-to-end encrypted backup.
  3. Now tap next and follow the instructions to create a password or generate a key.
  4. Then click Done and wait for WhatsApp to activate the encrypted backup. This can take a few minutes.

How-to: Create WhatsApp Backup with End-to-End Encryption

What: connect

In the video we show how to backup your chats and photos to the cloud on WhatsApp and how to activate the new encryption function.

WhatsApp: use encrypted backup

When using the encrypted backup, you should note that you need the password or key do not change or can inquire again. If you forget your code, the WhatsApp backup cannot be restored.

If you use the function again deactivate If you want, follow these steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp settings.
  2. Go to Chats and then select Chat Backup. After that, go to end-to-end encrypted backup.
  3. Click turn off.
  4. WhatsApp will ask you to enter the password or key.
  5. Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to confirm again that you want to turn off the feature.
WhatsApp security notification

privacy and co.

WhatsApp: set data protection and security correctly

To better protect your privacy, you can customize WhatsApp. We show the best security settings.

End-to-end encryption in WhatsApp backup

Trusting messages or data that are exchanged in WhatsApp chat can also be used with the function protected from third parties will. The messenger service thus makes the next feature for improved user privacy possible.

However, anyone who uses this feature should be aware that you should memorize the password or key used to encrypt the backup, or write it down safely tucked away somewhere to protect it access on the chat backup not to lose.

Whatsapp status sayings

Collection of quotes and tips

The best Whatsapp status sayings in April 2022

Whether it’s funny or something to think about: We’ve collected Whatsapp status sayings and quotes. And new status sayings are added every month.

Whatsapp logo dark

New order in the chat area

WhatsApp: archive & restore chats – so…

WhatsApp: Archived chats no longer automatically reappear in the chat area. In the text we reveal how this can be changed.


Source: RSS-Feed: connect – Alle by www.connect.de.

*The article has been translated based on the content of RSS-Feed: connect – Alle by www.connect.de. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!