WhatsApp’s new end-to-end encryption service is here! If you’re a WhatsApp user, you definitely saw the yellow message that randomly popped up in the middle of your chat box. This message refers to the new end-to-end encryption service that is being used in the newest version of the popular messaging service. So what exactly does this mean for us and our beloved messenger?
Simply put: From now on, your messages are only sent and readable between you and your messaging partner. No more intelligence agencies, no more hackers, not even WhatsApp and their Facebook owners. Over the past six months, the development team over at WhatsApp had been developing this new security feature. A new type of software called TextSecure from the non-profit organisation “Open Whisper Systems” is being use in order to allow for this feature to be possible. So not only will your messages be protected from spying eyes, but also all your photos, videos, voice messages and calls.