WhatsApp, the Most Popular Messaging App in the World, Introduces End-to-End Encryption

WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook and used by more than one billion people, on Tuesday introduced full encryption for its service, a way to ensure that only the sender and recipient can read messages sent using the app.

Known as “end-to-end encryption,” it will be applied to photos, videos and group text messages sent among people in more than 50 languages across the world, including India, Brazil and Europe. Previously, only one-to-one text messages were fully encrypted.

Details may be found in an article by Mike Isaac in the New York Times at http://goo.gl/nIZYWB.

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