This way, if someone gets access to our Google Drive account You won’t be able to consult our conversations From the instant messaging app.
How to activate encrypted backup on WhatsApp
To activate the new encrypted WhatsApp backup, the first thing to do is Update the app to the latest trial version. With APKMirror you can update it by downloading the APK of its latest beta version (18.104.22.168 or higher).
Once the app is updated, in Settings > Chats > Backup You will find the new option Encrypt your backups to End-to-end encryption All of our WhatsApp messages and files are not yet translated into Spanish with this new feature.
During setup, the app will ask you to enter a file password At least six characters with at least one letter, or use a 64-bit encryption key Which WhatsApp will automatically create for a Google account that we will have to write down in order to Restore our backup In the future.
Once you activate backup encryption, New options will appear to change the password or disable encryption. After saving a backup, it will now appear as End-to-end encryption.
How to restore an encrypted backup
When we install WhatsApp again on a new cell phone, in the step of restoring the backup, it will ask us to enter 64-bit encryption key and password to Download messages and files from Google Drive. If you do not remember the password, messages cannot be recovered. In this case, you can just skip the restore and thus check your history.