WhatsApp's new End-to-End Encrypted Backups for Chats closes a longstanding security loophole

GettyImages-507718626-b1b7f783472e4d3185c933363588d88d.png, Oct 2021

WhatsApp has begun rolling out the option for end-to-end (E2E) encryption of chat backups on both iOS and Android devices.

This will provide users with the ability to secure their backed up message history stored in the cloud. This capability resolves a previously known security gap that potentially made user data available to unintended third parties when storing cloud backups.


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WhatsApp to stop working on 43 smartphone models from November

whatsapp_iphone_support_image.jpg, Sep 2021
whatsapp_iphone_support_image.jpg, Sep 2021


  • WhatsApp has revealed its new device requirements for compatibility with Android, iOS and KaiOS devices.

  • It will be compatible with devices running on Android OS 4.1 and above and iOS 10 and above.

  • Here is a list of all the smartphones that won’t be able to use WhatsApp from November 1.


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