WhatsApp Beefs Up Its Encryption In The Wake Of Apple Vs. FBI
Popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp announced Tuesday it would offer end-to-end encryption for all messages sent using the app.By Grant Suneson | April 5, 2016
Following Apple’s brush with the FBI over encryption, messaging app WhatsApp announced it will encrypt all messages sent through the service.
This means, like Apple, WhatsApp won’t have access to its roughly 1 billion users’ data, but neither will anyone else.
The company is taking privacy a step further by using what’s called end-to-end encryption. That basically means only the person receiving the call or message will be able to decipher it.