Whatsapp Encryption ensures that only a message’s sender and recipient can read messages, stopping them from being intercepted on their journey. WhatsApp has added end-to-end encryption to all of its messages – This means that the company couldn’t give information to governments, even if it wanted to. The latest version of the app will use security technology that means that messages can’t be intercepted as they travel between devices.
“Recently there has been a lot of discussion about encrypted services and the work of law enforcement,” it wrote. “While we recognise the important work of law enforcement in keeping people safe, efforts to weaken encryption risk exposing people’s information to abuse from cybercriminals, hackers, and rogue states.”
The company said that it expects that end-to-end encryption will be added to other services in the future since it “will ultimately represent the future of personal communication”.
This is a very commendable move by the Whatsapp. At the same time, it must be remembered by the individuals who use whatsapp that any freedom comes with a price. If we don’t pay the price, we are in the danger of this freedom being taken away from us. If we are getting the freedom of no one else being able to read our messages, then we need to at responsibly in our communication. We need to learn to respect each other’s dignity and remain away from cybercrime. Only then such freedom in IT communication can be successful. If Whatsapp has trusted its users so much, they shouldn’t let Whatsapp down by indulging in undesirable communication.