WhatsApp warns giveaway Google Drive backups are not encrypted

WhatsApp has warned users that by regulating a giveaway backup use offering by Google, messages will no longer be stable by end-to-end encryption.

Earlier this month, WhatsApp and Google struck a deal to stop WhatsApp backups from counting towards Google Drive storage quotas.

While Apple iOS users might elect to use iCloud backup storage options, Android users store theirs by Google Drive — though alongside a changes, WhatsApp has reminded users that once communication, chat, and media is eliminated divided from a app, end-to-end encryption is no longer in place.

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Some users might consider that backup services will have a same spin of insurance as a app. However, this is not a box and a sign is critical for those meddlesome in safeguarding their privacy.

In WhatsApp support documents, this subdivision is now explicitly mentioned.

“Media and messages we behind adult aren’t stable by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption while in Google Drive,” WhatsApp says.

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More users might now take advantage of backup options — generally useful if we remove your mobile device or switch handsets — generally as a storage top has been lifted. In turn, Android users holding advantage of a 15GB giveaway storage Google offers will have some-more space to play with in a future.

However, do not design a same spin of encrypted insurance that a WhatsApp height offers. Instead, users should exercise clever Google comment passwords and two-factor authentication (2FA).

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This is not a initial time that WhatsApp has pronounced that calm stored in backups is not encrypted, though deliberation a attainment of a new storage deal, a warning is now value repeating.

Effective Nov 12, a new agreement also requires users to refurbish backups that haven’t been overwhelmed in a year or face permanent deletion.

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