WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.66: what’s new?

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WhatsApp has recently submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.20.66.
What’s new in this update? Discover all details below!

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ATTENTION
  • The Protect Backup feature is not available yet.
  • This feature is under development: it means that WhatsApp is working on this feature and there isn’t any release date available.
  • If you don’t see the update on the Play Store, please be patient until Google will roll out for you (probably according to WhatsApp preferences).
PROTECT BACKUP

WhatsApp is finally working on new features. For the next one, WhatsApp is now focusing on security features, like the possibility to protect your backup hosted on Google Drive!
The feature is in an alpha stage of development, so what we’re showing now is very poor but it’s enough to understand what’s its purpose.
Basically the feature allows to encrypt your backup with a password, so you’re sure that nobody (neither WhatsApp nor Google) will be able to see its content.

At the moment we have not other details, but it’s easy to understand that the user might not be able to restore his chat history if he loses the password used to encrypt the database.
This option can be turned on/off.

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