WhatsApp is one of todays largest communication apps used across the world. It allows people to send messages, call and send photos/files to one another through the use of an internet connection.
The creators of WhatsApp say they have always prioritised making data and communication as secure as they possibly could, and now they have taken an extra step to making their app even more secure.
If a person has the latest version of WhatsApp they will have noticed the new technical development in protecting private conversations: end-to-end encryption. This development allows end-to-end encryption for every call, message, photo, video, file and voice message that is sent through the app, including the use of group chats.
End-to-end encryption allows a person to communicate to either an individual or to a group chat, and whatever is sent can only be seen by the recipients in that specific chat. This means hackers, cybercriminals, and even the people behind WhatsApp themselves are not able to view any messages that are sent through the app.
There are no settings to change on WhatApp for this development, as long as a person using the app has the latest version, end-to-end encryption will be on by default all of the time.
You can find out more about the WhatsApp end-to-end encryption here.