In the midst of the feedback over data manhandle by Facebook, WhatsApp has now assured its users that their data and communications are secured with end-to-end encryption, no one in the middle of conversation can read messages and tune in to calls – not even WhatsApp itself.
The instant messaging app, which owned by Facebook, has posted another FAQ area that is particularly intended for WhatsApp Business clients – mollifying further feelings of trepidation that communications amongst clients and companies may not be secure.
The most recent move comes a long time after WhatsApp co-owner Brain Acton told his a huge number of users on Twitter to erase their Facebook accounts.
“All WhatsApp messages and calls are secured with end-to-end encryption. This ensures only you and the person you’re communicating with can read your messages or listen to your calls, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp,” the company writes in the FAQ titled ‘End-to-end encryption for business messages’. The end-to-end encryption has been a part of WhatsApp since April 2016. But as the company recently started pushing the WhatsApp Business app to the front – apparently to generate some revenues, it has now become vital to ensure that messages and calls circulated through the new app are also as secure as the data and communications take place through the general WhatsApp app.