WhatsApp seems committed to increasing its users’ sense of security. The most used direct messaging service in the world is preparing yet another feature related to end-to-end encryption.
According to the experts at WABetaInfo, in version 220.127.116.11 of WhatsApp Beta for Android, a footer was discovered at the bottom of the call history. This would be available in a future update.
📝 WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168: what’s new? WhatsApp is working on indicators for end-to-end encryption at the bottom of your chats list, for a future update.https://t.co/zb42OyUyxm
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) May 2, 2022
Thanks to the latest beta update available on the Google Play Store, WABetaInfo has discovered some references to the same footer, to be added at the bottom of the conversation list. You can check it out in the image below.
WhatsApp wants to add the footer “Your personal messages are end-to-end encrypted” at the bottom of your chat list. This way the user always knows when messages are encrypted.
The new WhatsApp footers
The new WhatsApp footers. Credit: WABetaInfo
In that case no one, not even WhatsApp, can read the content of your messages. The source also mentions that we should see similar footers in other sections of the app in the next updates.
As mentioned, WhatsApp is already developing this same footer for the WhatsApp Beta versions for iOS and Desktop. We will have news from this source when it starts to reach the first users.
For now, this is a feature in the testing phase, discovered in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android.
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