Whatsapp Introduces End-to-End Encryption; More Security For 1B Users

Instant messaging has just gotten more secure when Whatsapp introduces its new encryption on every single message and files sent via Whatsapp messenger. They have announced that the system will encrypt all its users' communications from today on.

With end-to-end encryption, messages are scrambled as they leave the sender's device and can only be decrypted by the recipient's device.

It renders messages unreadable if they are intercepted, for example by criminals or law enforcement.

Whatsapp, which has a billion users worldwide, said file transfers and voice calls would be encrypted too.

The Facebook-owned company said protecting private communication was one of its "core beliefs". {nomultithumb}