WhatsApp started rolling out end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) chat backups on Thursday, fulfilling a promise CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a month ago.
WhatsApp has offered E2EE for its chats for some time, but cloud backups have not enjoyed the same level of encryption and security. A month ago, Zuckerberg announced the company was adding the feature, and it began rolling out Thursday.
Zuckerberg announced the rolled in a Facebook post.
End-to-end encrypted backups for WhatsApp starting to roll out today. Proud of the team for continuing to lead on security for your private conversations.
According to Engadget, the feature will roll out gradually to ensure reliability for all users.