When you use WhatsApp, your messages are encrypted end to end, which means that curious eyes can’t easily see what they have when they travel back and forth. However, if you keep a backup in the cloud, authorities can use search permission to give Google Drive or iCloud access to the data.
WABetaInfo has previously announced that WhatsApp is working with technology to encrypt backups independently in the cloudand says that in the latest beta update for Android (126.96.36.199), the system has been implemented.
The choice should keep your chat history and media backed up with a significant warning that if you forget your password / lose your 64-digit recovery key, they will be permanently locked – even WhatsApp can’t help you get in. If you’re okay with being alone in this regard, you just need to enter expect this to be available to everyone.
A service owned by Facebook is also testing the software version works on multiple devices, maintaining end-to-end encryption whether or not you have a phone. If you’re in beta, check your version carefully, as social media posts suggest that closed encryption tests are being extended to more people.