Deciphering WhatsApp end-to-end encryption: What it means for you
It does not change the way you use the app or communicate with friends, but does make it difficult for people to snoop on your conversations and media shares
Instant messaging app WhatsApp has enabled end-to-end encryption for all data sent and received on the app. Every message sent, photo or video shared, documents and files sent to friends or colleagues and WhatsApp voice calls have now been made completely secure. This means that anyone with malicious intent trying to intercept or snoop into conversations will not be able to access any data. WhatsApp says this feature will be enabled on apps running on iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry and Nokia devices.