WhatsApp wants to reaffirm its use of end-to-end encryption

The latest findings from the WhatsApp code highlight the intention to further reiterate the fact that user messages are protected by end-to-end encryption: here’s how this will happen.
WhatsApp wants to reaffirm its use of end-to-end encryption

The latest report on WhatsApp revealed Menlo Park’s intention to create Reactions Rapid, or emojis that could be used to respond to status, a little along the lines of what happens on the “cousin” Instagram. In the same report, even more information emerged regarding the still unprecedented function of group surveys, with 2-12 options, naturally protected by encryption.

A new analysis, conducted once again by the WABetaInfo leakers, however, has made it possible to ascertain how much the programmers of the platform have not sat on their laurels, rather devoting themselves to the development of something else.

With the release, some time ago, of the 2.22.8.7 release of WhatsApp beta for Android, traces of a new footer were brought to light, which the platform would have liked to place under the call history. This intention still remains, and indeed would have been strengthened, according to what was discovered with the subsequent beta 2.22.10.14 of WhatsApp for Android, subject to a reverse engineering session.

In particular, the lines of code unearthed have allowed us to argue that, a bit like we think to do also on iOS and on WhatsApp Desktop, the Android users of the chat app in green could in the future find the same footer as above. also at the bottom of the chat list, where – out of mystery – the platform would take care to remind everyone that personal messages are end-to-end encrypted, according to a system that, therefore, makes it impossible for third parties to know their content, but only to those who send or receive them.

At the moment, it is not known when WhatsApp will implement this reminder, which would be destined to make its appearance in various sections of WhatsApp messaging, also to mark the difference compared to the famous rival Telegram which, although richer in functions (recently also allows the transfer of cryptocurrencies between users), does not have end-to-end encryption enabled by default.

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