WhatsApp starts releasing encrypted backups for Android Beta testers
WhatsApp has been working on encrypted backups for a while now, initially, it appeared for the first time back in March. Last month, Facebook explained in detail its plans to add two different options that offer additional protection for your account. The latest WhatsApp has good news for anyone who loves privacy, as the app ultimately uses end-to-end encryption backup.
With Facebook covered in its comprehensive blog post in September, you can choose between a 64-bit encryption key and a cloud-based key with a personal password – whatever you like. Your data is still stored in Google Drive or iCloud (if you’re on iOS), but everything is encrypted before uploading.
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Keep in mind that, as with many other secure services, if your password is lost – whether it’s a 64-bit key or a simple personal passcode – you’re out of luck. WhatsApp will not be able to help you regain access, and your data will remain inaccessible.
WABetaInfo reports that this feature is available in version 220.127.116.11, although not all users can enable it at this time. It’ll continue to release more than several subsequent app updates, so you may need to be a little more patient.
WhatsApp for Android App Updates – 18.104.22.168 Beta
WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging services, owned by Facebook. It allows you to send/receive text, photos, videos, documents, location, and voice/video calls. Also, you can share some of your most personal moments because of its end-to-end encryption security with the help of WhatsApp.
To maintain the popularity of WhatsApp, the company continuously works to add new features and improve the presently available features. Also, as a beta tester, you’ll receive an update that includes a testing version of WhatsApp Messenger on the Beta channel.
WhatsApp for Android 22.214.171.124 – STABLE
WhatsApp for Android 126.96.36.199 – BETA
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Take a look at the features of WhatsApp
TEXTS – Simple, Reliable Messaging
WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to send messages so you can avoid SMS fees.
GROUP CHAT – Groups to keep in touch
With group chats, you can share messages, photos, and videos with up to 256 people at once. You can also name your group, mute or customize notifications, and more.
WHATSAPP VOICE AND VIDEO CALLS – Speak Freely
With voice calls, you can talk to your friends and family for free, even if they’re in another country. And with free video calls, you can have face-to-face conversations when voice or text just isn’t enough.
WHATSAPP ON WEB AND DESKTOP – Keep the Conversation Going
With WhatsApp on the web and desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS – Share Moments that Matter
Send photos and videos on WhatsApp instantly. You can even capture the moments that matter to you most with a built-in camera. With WhatsApp, photos and videos send quickly even if you’re on a slow connection.
END-TO-END ENCRYPTION – Security by Default
When end-to-end encrypted, your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.
DOCUMENTS – Document Sharing Made Easy
Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and more, without the hassle of email or file-sharing apps. You can send documents up to 100 MB, so it’s easy to get what you need over to who you want.
VOICE MESSAGES – Say What’s On Your Mind
Sometimes, your voice says it all. With just one tap you can record a Voice Message, perfect for a quick hello or a longer story.
WhatsApp introduces Screen Sharing feature in Beta
Today, WhatsApp introduced the Screen Sharing feature in its Android Beta activity. Some lucky users have received this new function after updating the Android app to version 188.8.131.52 through Google Play Store.
WhatsApp has reportedly added a new button within the video call control panel. Once enabled, you will be prompted to share your screen with the person connected on the call.
This feature will record and share everything displayed on your screen with the recipient. However, the feature may not work perfectly now as the recipient’s WhatsApp may not be on the latest build of Beta.
In addition, users may notice some minor changes regarding the new bottom navigation bar elements’ arrangement after updating to WhatsApp Beta for Android 184.108.40.206.
Following a successful Beta run, WhatsApp will roll out the new screen-sharing feature and the new placement for tabs within the bottom navigation bar to more users over the coming weeks.
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Message Editing feature joins WhatsApp on Android, get it now!
WhatsApp begins rolling out the most anticipated Message Editing feature on Android. Users across the world get access to this feature today, while the rollout will continue to expand gradually.
Update your Samsung Galaxy phone’s WhatsApp to the latest version through Google Play Store. Once done, you will have access to edit a sent message and the change will reflect if both parties have the latest WhatsApp version.
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The Meta-owned company officially announced the availability of this feature on all accounts. You now get up to 15 minutes after sending a message to edit it so you don’t have to worry if you did any silly typo.
How to use WhatsApp Message Editing:
The feature works on any chat window (personal/group). All you need to edit the message is open the chat you want to edit the message from. Tap and hold on to the single message and hit the hamburger (three vertical dots) menu.
It will expand the option where the second will let you edit the message. However, keep in mind that this editing tool only allows you to edit message until 15 minutes after sending, and you can edit multiple times within the duration.
IT’S HERE 📣 Message Editing is rolling out now.
You now get up to 15 minutes after sending a message to edit it. So you don’t have to worry if you duck it up 🦆 pic.twitter.com/JCWNzmXwVr
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) May 22, 2023
WhatsApp has recently introduced its Wear OS application, making it possible to chat through the wrist. Moreover, the company is continuously testing new features to stay rock solid against the rapidly growing Telegram.