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WhatsApp Encrypted Backups

WhatsApp launches encrypted backups on iPhone and Android

September 10th, 2021

WhatsApp is one of the chat apps available on iPhone and Android that offers end-to-end encryption. That means that all instant messages, voice calls, and video calls are protected from snooping. Only the parties involved in a chat have access to the messages and contents exchanged on the platform. But WhatsApp backups are not encrypted …

Facebook Messenger Encryption

Facebook Messenger adds end-to-end encryption to voice and video calls

August 13th, 2021

Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular messaging apps on the market. On Friday, Facebook made Messenger even more secure with the introduction of end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls. As noted in a blog post, Facebook has offered end-to-end encryption for text chats since 2016. You can now secure your audio and …

WhatsApp Backup Encryption

WhatsApp backup encryption rolls out to beta testers on Android

July 19th, 2021

WhatsApp has just received a feature that people have wanted for years, the ability to run the popular chat app on other devices with the same account. A limited version of the multi-device support was already available to users. You can run WhatsApp on desktops, but only if there’s a permanent wireless connection to your …

Google Messages

Google just added Apple’s best iMessage feature to Android’s messaging app

June 16th, 2021

Google announced late last year that the one feature that was missing from its latest iMessage alternative was coming soon. That’s end-to-end encryption, a privacy feature that ensures the messages exchanged in a chat app can’t be intercepted by third parties. iMessage comes with end-to-end encryption built-in, something Google took its time to roll out. …

Zoom Video Call

Zoom will offer end-to-end encrypted video calls free of charge

June 17th, 2020

All Zoom video call meetings will be protected by end-to-end encryption starting in July, including chats between users on free accounts. The company had previously announced that only paid customers would get end-to-end encryption. Free users who will want to use the feature will need to agree to identity verification, such as verifying a phone …

Signal App Download

Signal messaging app will now blur people’s faces during protests

June 4th, 2020

Signal app downloads have increased significantly in the United States, as protesters have been looking for end-to-end encrypted chat apps to secure their communications. Signal also announced a brand new security feature, a tool that can detect and blur faces in photos automatically in support of the current protests against racism in the US and …

Google Messages

Android is finally copying one of the best things about iMessage on the iPhone

May 25th, 2020

Google Messages end-to-end encryption support might be coming soon, leaked code from an internal build of the RCS instant messaging app indicates. Google’s iMessage rival supports many of the same rich messaging features available in iMessage and many other chat apps, but end-to-end encryption isn’t one of them. Google is currently testing an app update …

Zoom Download

You’ll have to pay for Zoom’s new end-to-end encryption feature

May 8th, 2020

Zoom announced the addition of end-to-end encryption to video calls. The security feature will be available in the near future, thanks to the acquisition of Keybase. Only paid Zoom accounts will be able to take advantage of it, with subscriptions starting at $14.99 per month. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. The novel coronavirus pandemic …