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What is WhatsApp end-to-end encryption and how do I know if other apps have it?

if you are concerned Security of your messages and the information you share on WhatsApp and other applications, then this interests you, because there is a way Protect privacy of app users it’s with him end-to-end encryption, Here we tell you what it is and how to know if other apps have it or not.

end-to-end encryption on whatsapp

end-to-end encryption This ensures that only the user and the person they are communicating with can read or listen to what is being sent, and that no one else, not even WhatsApp, can.

to know if there is a conversation WhatsApp is safe from end-to-end encryption, Follow the next steps:

  1. Open the chat you want to verify.
  2. Touch a contact’s name to go to profile information.
  3. Select the “Encryption” option.
  4. Done! The app will provide a 60-digit code and a QR code where you can verify that messages and calls to that contact are end-to-end encrypted on the device.

How to know whether an application has end-to-end encryption or not?

Also some platforms WhatsApp Who has this security system that protects users’ privacy while they are on the Internet: Facebook Messenger, Telegram and Zoom.

Here’s how you can find out if these apps have end-to-end encryption and how to activate them:

Facebook Messenger

  1. Make sure you have the app update on your device
  2. Click on “New Chat”
  3. Activate the “Secret Conversations” option
  4. Click on the name of the contact

If your conversation has already started, just:

  1. Click on the name of the contact
  2. Select the “Secret Conversations” option

Doing so will open a new conversation with the contact, which will be separate from the previous one because a “padlock” icon will appear.

Wire

  1. open the app
  2. Click on the “Pencil” icon to start a new conversation
  3. Select the “New Secret Chat” option
  4. Select the contact you want to have a private conversation with
  5. Done, a new conversation will open, separated from the others by having a “lock” icon

zoom

  1. login as administrator
  2. Click “User Management” and then “Group Management”
  3. Click on the name of the group and then on “Settings”
  4. Click on the “Meeting” tab
  5. Verify that “Allow the use of end-to-end encryption” is enabled, otherwise click “Enable”.
  6. Select “Default encryption type”
  7. Click “Save”

What is end-to-end encryption?

a form of Protect messages, audios, photos, documents, publications, calls and other files in applications like WhatsApp, Messenger, Telegram and Zoom it’s with him end-to-end encryption,

end-to-end encryption This is a key that changes frequently between the sender and the recipient so that no one, including the platform, can track or read them, as sent messages are protected with a “padlock”.

Only both the recipient and the receiver have the key to the said “padlock” to decrypt the messages, and it activates automatically, facilitating the security of the messages.

Advantages and disadvantages of end-to-end encryption

Middle Benefits of this security system They find each other:

  • Restriction of data exchanged via the Internet
  • online privacy during communication
  • Only the recipient can decrypt the messages
  • text cannot be changed
  • guarantees the integrity of communications

Although, End-to-end encryption also has its disadvantages, These are:

  • You can know the recipient, day and time of exchange of messages
  • Messages are not secure if someone physically accesses the device
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