How to Test WhatsApp End-to-End Encrypted Backups

14 June 2023by dijitalgen0

How to Test WhatsApp End-to-End Encrypted Backups



Although Whatsapp is currently only in beta versions of its application, we will explain how to test end-to-end encrypted backups that it has started testing. So it’s still a testing feature and there may be a few things that will change once it reaches all users.

WhatsApp saves backups to iCloud or Google Drive, depending on whether you’re using the iOS or Android version. However, these copies are uploaded “naked” and can take all your data if someone gets their hands on the files in the process. By encrypting them end-to-end, you will block them with a key and you will be able to access them again only by using the same key.

-The first thing you need to do is sign up for beta versions of WhatsApp, because they are still in the testing phase.

-Once you have the WhatsApp beta, all you have to do is enter the app settings. On Android, you can see the settings in the menu that appears when you press the dot button at the top right, and on iOS, you can see the settings at the bottom of the screen.

-In WhatsApp configuration settings, you will find several sections where application options are arranged. In this start menu, click on the Chats section to see the settings related to chats.

-After entering the Chats section, you now need to click on the Backup option, which you will see practically at the bottom.

-You will enter the backup options where you can manually create one and configure which Drive or iCloud account to do and whether to include videos. Click on the End-to-End Encrypted Backup option that will appear here. If you don’t have it, you will have to wait for future versions of WhatsApp.

-You will enter a window where you will start the process of creating your encrypted backup. The first thing you need to do is click the Activate button, which usually appears in the first window where you are told its dimensions.

-You will have two options here. On the one hand, the simplest thing is to select the Create password option to create a password that you can remember to your liking. In the second option, WhatsApp can generate a 64-digit encryption key that is much more secure but harder to remember.

-And that’s all, you just need to press the Create button and that’s it, you will have an encrypted backup created. This means that the copy will be stored encrypted in the storage service used by your mobile phone’s operating system and can only be accessed if you restore it with the key you created. During the entire process, neither WhatsApp nor Google nor Apple will know what is inside.

-And the process of restoring an end-to-end encrypted backup is simple. When configuring such copies, it will be sufficient to type the password you have chosen.

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