How to Enable WhatsApp Encryption for Secure Messaging

How to turn on and turn off end-to-end encrypted backup Open Settings. Tap Chats >, Chat Backup >, End-to-end Encrypted Backup. Tap Turn On, then follow the prompts to create a password or key. Tap Create, and wait for WhatsApp to prepare your end-to-end encrypted backup. You might need to connect to a power source.

In today’s world where privacy has become a major concern, WhatsApp encryption feature has come up as a boon for users. WhatsApp has introduced end-to-end encryption, which means that messages are encrypted by default when sent to the receiver. This feature ensures that no outsider, including hackers and government spies, can intercept and read your messages.

In this tutorial, we will discuss what WhatsApp encryption is, why we need it, and how to enable it.

Firstly, let’s discuss WhatsApp encryption. End-to-end encryption is a feature that works on a single protocol. It is available in the updated version of WhatsApp for Android, iOS, and Windows devices. The latest version of WhatsApp for Android is 2.16.13, and for iOS, it is 2.16.20.

Now, why do we need encryption? When you chat online with your friends, anyone can intercept and read your messages, especially hackers. This is where encryption comes in handy. WhatsApp encryption ensures that any message you send is completely secure and cannot be intercepted by anyone.

To enable WhatsApp encryption, you need to update your WhatsApp version. Go to the Google Play Store and update your WhatsApp. If it is not updated, check its version. The version should be 2.15.56 or later for Android devices and 2.16.13 or later for iOS devices.

To check whether your WhatsApp chat is encrypted or not, open WhatsApp and go to any contact. You will see a message that says, “Messages you send to this chat and calls are now secured with end-to-end encryption.” This means that your chats have been encrypted by WhatsApp. You can click on “Verify” to ensure that your chat is 100% encrypted.

To verify that your chat is encrypted, you will see a QR code and some keys in numbers. Ask your friend to verify with the same process. They will also see the same QR code and numbers. Then, click on “Scan” and scan your friend’s mobile QR code with your mobile camera. This process is a one-time process. Once completed, your chat is completely encrypted, and all your chat videos, messages are safe with the encryption.

To ensure group chat is also encrypted, make sure all members in the group have updated their WhatsApp version. You can check this by clicking on “Verify” in the group chat.

In conclusion, WhatsApp encryption is a great feature that ensures complete privacy and security while messaging. Follow the above steps to enable encryption in your WhatsApp chats.


How do I set encryption on WhatsApp?
Open WhatsApp on your Android device.Tap the three-dot overflow menu button.Navigate to Settings >, Chats >, Chat backup.Tap End-to-end encrypted backup. 2 Images. Close.Tap Turn on.Create a password or 64-digit key.Tap Create. 2 Images. Close.
What happens when you encrypt your WhatsApp?
WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption is used when you chat with another person using WhatsApp Messenger. End-to-end encryption ensures only you and the person you're communicating with can read or listen to what is sent, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.