Whatsapp has reached 1 billion customer base, seven years after it started out.
Latest is that it allows end-to-end encryption that allows one to securely send and receive messages, which just means that no hacker can get between you and your messenger buddy(s), whoever that is.
In an era, where everything connects to another socially – offices, houses, travel time, gym-ing, games, etc, this has to be the highlight that tops total abandonment of the self with a network that is solely meant to connect the people, ‘who are a part of it’. This is ofcourse excluding the forwarded messages that fall in the trap of connecting social people when words don’t come easy in
secret social groups!
Photos, videos, voice messages, documents and even calls are inclusive in this secured encryption, that is if you are on the latest version of whatsapp, which the smartphone would have already updated you with – by today.
This also includes a feature that allows you to verify with your chat buddy(s) if your chat is actually encrypted by sharing/ scanning a unique 60-digit code.
This obviously makes me imagine a chat between potential terrorists on whatsapp and barging in their intent with a key to the lock that is securely lying in their own hands, literally!
But wait, the Whatsapp FAQ states that encryption allows security of blah blah from falling into ‘wrong hands’ and not ‘any hands’ or ‘expert hands’.
If there is a duplicate key or an encryption lapse or a third party hand in it, we will know in time to come!