LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Nearly two years have passed since WhatsApp introduced an end-to-end encryption option for backup data and will start displaying password reminders on the screen.
It provided consumers with two lock options: a unique password and a hardware-based 64-digit encryption key.
The user could choose from any of the several modes for encrypting their personal data, but there was a catch: they had to remember the passcode or keep the encryption key safe.
If you switch to a new phone or reinstall WhatsApp on the same phone, you risk losing access to the previous chat history.
Therefore, WhatsApp will start displaying password reminders on the screen and make sure that the user can always remember the code in order to ensure that they never forget their password.
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Even if a user forgets their password, they can still stop end-to-end encryption of backup files or change their password.
The current version of WhatsApp for iOS or Android will prompt you to enter the password for backed-up data at random intervals after you upgrade it.
Users of WhatsApp should use this as a form of memory practice to always remember their backup encryption password.
Moving to a new phone or reinstalling WhatsApp on an existing phone, however, will prevent you from using the reset option.
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However, it is advised that users either maintain their passwords in mind or write them down in a home diary (and store them securely in a personal drawer).
Relatedly, WhatsApp has announced the release of a new feature that will enable users to edit transmitted messages.
To make spelling corrections for a term or name in the message, consumers have a 15-minute window of time.