WhatsApp: The two great changes that have come to your mobile (and you have not realized)

Backup copies that do not eat all your storage space and encrypts. These are the two great news of whatsapp with which the social network owned by Mark Zucker

WhatsApp: The two great changes that have come to your mobile (and you have not realized)

Backup copies that do not eat all your storage space and encrypts. These are the two great news of whatsapp with which the social network owned by Mark Zuckerbergesperates to improve the experience of users.

On the one hand, whatsapp works on a new function to allow its users to control the size of their cloud backups, which makes it possible to exclude certain types of files such as images or videos to save space.

In the latest whatsapp beta for Android mobile, version 2.21.7.7, a menu has appeared initiated 'Manage the size of the backup', as reported by the Wabetainfo specialized portal.

In this section of the menu, whatsapp includes a list with different types of data that the user can decide to include or not in their backups: chat, user configuration, images, audios, videos, documents and other formats.

Under each section, the application provides an estimate of the weight that each type of file is, and allows you to unmark it to save space in the final backup.

Although the function is still under development and is not running, Wabetainfo has pointed out whatsapp on Android, which until now was stored in Google Drive unlimited, could go to have a limit of 2.000MB per user , about 2GB.

The WhatsApp Messaging Application has launched its cloud-to-end cloud backup function, which since Thursday will be able to use their mobile users with IOS and Android operating systems.

WhatsApp had end-to-end encryption in his messages for five years. It is an encryption system that generates keys that are only saved on the device and prevents any third party from accessing the contents, including the supplier itself.

Now, the company has announced in a statement referred to Europe Press that since Thursday users around the world will be able to access end-to-end encryption also for cloud backups on Google Drive and Apple icloud.

The application, owned by Facebook, had already announced this function in September through its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and now it has specified its arrival in its version for Android mobile and iOS.

WhatsApp users can protect their backup with end-to-end encryption using a password that they choose or a 64-digit encryption key that only the user will know.

Through this encryption technique, not even whatsapp or the backup provider (Google Drive or iCloud) will be able to read backup copies or access the key to unlock them.

Updated Date: 17 October 2021, 20:39

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