How to encrypt WhatsApp backup

WhatsApp conversations have always been End-to-end encryptedbut not backups.

From now on you can too Backups of your chats create perfectly encrypted. This means that you need a password to access them, but also that the saving process is much more secure. However, this encryption of the backups does not happen automatically, you have to activate it by following the steps below.

How to create an encrypted backup in WhatsApp

Open WhatsApp and click the at the top three pointsto bring up the menu.

Access to the WhatsApp menuAccess to the WhatsApp menu

From the menu that appears, select the option Settings

Go to Settings in SettingsGo to Settings in Settings

On the next screen you bring up, you have to Chats switch

Go to the Chats sectionGo to the Chats section

In the Chats section, select the option Chat Backup

Chat Backup is located at the bottomChat Backup is located at the bottom

Click on End-to-end Encrypted Backup.

Click on end to end encrypted backupClick on end to end encrypted backup

A message will appear on the screen telling you what this is from encrypted backup of your chats consists. Click on Turn on.

Click Turn onClick Turn on

You will then see a screen that explains what encryption is and will ask you to create a password. To do this, click Create Password.

Click change passwordClick change password

Now enter the password for your backup and click on Next.

Enter your passwordEnter your password

In the next step you will be asked to re-enter your password.

Enter password againEnter password again

Finally click Create and wait while WhatsApp creates your end-to-end encrypted backup. This process may take a few minutes and you may need to turn on your device an external power source connect.

Click on createClick on create

Since it has a special encryption, from now on if you want to access your backup, you have to enter the password you createdso you should write it down.

How to restore your restored backup in WhatsApp

If you want to restore your backup, go to Chats>Chats Backup>Restore Backup. On the screen that appears, click restore.

Click RestoreClick Restore

Enter your password and you can restore the conversations you had in the encrypted backup.

Enter passwordEnter password

Keep in mind that you must not have uninstalled WhatsApp on the device you are using it on to change the password. Otherwise, you cannot proceed with the change.

How to recover your WhatsApp backup password

If you want to change your password, you can do it easily. For this you have to repeat the first steps of this tutorial and at End-to-end encrypted backup on the button Change password (Change Password) click.

Click here to change the passwordClick here to change the password

Next you enter a new password for the encrypted backup. If you forgot your password, select the option I forgot my password. You must verify your identity using biometrics or your device’s PIN.

Click on the password recovery optionClick on the password recovery option

It’s important to know that this option to encrypt your backup is currently only available in the beta version of WhatsApp. It is expected that this feature will come soon in the normal version, but for now it is important that you have the beta version to be able to use it.

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