After the trouble between Apple and the FBI, other technology companies are thinking of ways to boost their encryption. Among them is WhatsApp, which is preparing a new encrypted voice calling system.
WhatsApp Reportedly Plans To Encrypt Voice Calls And Group Chats
After the trouble between Apple and the FBI, companies are concerned about how to deal with problems that require data access encrypted. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, already encrypts your messages sent via the Messenger, but presently WhatsApp doesn’t have any additional security to the voice calls made via the messenger.
According to The Guardian, WhatsApp is going to add the encryption protection to their voice Calling system in the coming weeks and will use encryption technology, which will make it difficult to identify voice call records made by the messenger. Somehow the messenger has one billion monthly users. WhatsApp is not the only company to improve safety measures, as Snapchat is also working on its own secure messaging app, Facebook is reportedly in favor of increasing the security of it’s Messenger.
Engineers of large companies like Twitter, who already tested this kind of protection for some time. However, nothing was ever ahead due to all that is required for encryption to work. Until then, the idea was to prioritize the quality of the content for each user. The move will likely add fuel to the ongoing debate, and can irritate the government agencies that have been set aside by the privacy concerns.
The views on this controversial subject are divided, but it seems that the leading companies in the technology world appear to be united in this regard. Encrypted voice calling may not help to win any favor of the government for the company, but it will be a significant step for the company which will help to gain huge user trust.