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What is WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption feature? understand here


In recent times, a rumor has spread rapidly about WhatsApp, in which it has been claimed that it has told the Delhi High Court that it will withdraw its business from the country. However, these rumors have since been put to rest.

Now the question arises why did this rumor spread in the first place? If you do not have any information about it, then let us tell you that the end-to-end encryption feature of WhatsApp is hidden behind it. A debate has erupted between WhatsApp and the government regarding this feature and has reached the court.

What is an end-to-end encryption feature?

WhatsApp launched the end-to-end encryption feature in 2016. After ten years, this feature has become a subject of debate between the government and WhatsApp. Essentially, WhatsApp has introduced this feature to maintain the privacy of users, where messages are sent in the form of a code and only the receiver can decode them. According to WhatsApp, information about messages sent through end-to-end encryption cannot reach WhatsApp. In this feature, photos, videos, voice messages, documents, status updates, and calls are all kept safe. WhatsApp itself cannot see these chats.

Why did the matter reach the court?

In 2021, the central government imposed new IT rules in the country, requiring all social media platforms to secure information about messages, calls, and other things and make it available when requested by the government. WhatsApp is opposing these rules, arguing that if it follows these rules, its end-to-end encryption feature will become redundant. Additionally, WhatsApp claims that it is difficult for them to keep everyone's messages secure because it requires significant resources.

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