According to the WABeta Info site, Meta has deployed a new feature on the Android and iOS mobile version of Whatsapp that “allows users to check if the password of their end-to-end encrypted backups is correct, so that they can replace in case of incorrect match”.
The functionality of built-in password reminder is already accessible to users who have downloaded and installed the latest version of whatsapp on your smartphone, namely version 23.9.77 for iOS and version 126.96.36.199 on Android.
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Since Mark Zuckerberg’s company is often singled out for the poor management of user data, it wants to be reassuring about the security and confidentiality of the information disclosed in the billions of messages that converge every day to its servers.
WhatsApp is launching a feature that will force you to enter your password more frequently
To further enhance the privacy of your personal information and chats, the company offers since 2021 to encrypt your backup, so that neither Apple, nor Google or even WhatsApp can access it. The intention is very laudable, but the problem, suddenly, is that if you lose the password which gives you access to your content, no one can help you get it back : your conversations, photos and other videos will be permanently lost.
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A mishap occurred to too many users of messaging, and that WhatsApp wants to spare the majority of Internet users. Thus, to prevent you from forgetting the password you have chosen to encrypt your backups, WhatsApp has developed a feature that will allow you to verify that the password is correct. We understand theusefulness of this measure: to refresh our memory. But we suspect that if the message is likely to be somewhat annoying if the application asks us too frequently to insert our password.
Source: WABeta Info