As long as the WhatsApp allows you, the user of the Android operating system to make a backup of your messages in your Google Drive. But there is one problem: the content that is stored on the service, it is not clear. The good news is that, in a few moments, the backup file can be protected with a password.
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At least that’s what it indicates on the WABetaInfo. The site has access to your phone 2.20.66, the version submitted most recently to the Google Play Beta Program and discovered a feature that allows you to protect your backups uploaded to a Google Drive with a password as an option.
It makes no sense. Today, WhatsApp is active, by default the encryption is end-to-end, but the copies of the messages that do not have this type of protection. If, on the one hand, this feature makes it easy to restore your conversations, and when the user switching the cell phone on the other, you can give access to sensitive content, if the backup will stop at the hands of the wrong people.
Of course, you must also do your part for the screen shots released by the WABetaInfo suggest that the new feature does not have any mechanism to remember the password, so it is important to take care of the chosen combination is not to be missed.
The one feature that doesn’t work, because, after all, the novelty is in the “alpha” of the development. However, since the interface is already in place, it is to be assumed that the backup with password is not going to take to get to the final version of WhatsApp for your phone — unless, for some reason, the developers have to consider the functionality that is usually not feasible.
Although there is no information on the subject, we can assume that the feature will also be available on iOS, after all, a backup in the cloud is not much different from the procedure that was performed on the Drive.
Information: to Android Police.