WhatsApp is rolling out a new update for the desktop client through the official beta channel, bringing the version up to 2.2206.1.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is planning to add a new footer indicating that your messages are end-to-end encrypted, in a future update.
|Name of the feature?||Indicators for end-to-end encryption|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on bringing this feature in a future update.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t see this feature, why?||Since this feature is under development, it’s not rolled out to beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.|
|Since this feature is marked as under development, why is it mentioned in this changelog if it’s not available?||WhatsApp is working on developing this feature in this beta version, so the changes have been introduced in this update, even if you don’t see the feature since it’s under development.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11: what’s new?|
Two months ago, we explained that WhatsApp was working on end-to-end encryption indicators on the iOS app, in order to explain that your chats are end-to-end encrypted.
Today, WhatsApp has released the new WhatsApp Desktop beta 2.2206.1, bringing some information about a future update:
As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp is planning to introduce a new footer at the end of your chats list, indicating that your messages are end-to-end encrypted. Learn more about how end-to-end encryption works from the official WhatsApp Security page.
This indicator is not available right now because it’s under development (like every other feature, we know that) and it will be released at a later date.
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