WhatsApp has launched a full encryption of messages and calls

Team the popular messaging service WhatsApp announced the launch of a full encryption. We are talking about encryption E2EE (End-to-End encryption), when to read the message, only users involved in the correspondence, and providers hackers, government agencies and other third parties can not gain access to the keys necessary to decrypt messages.
WhatsApp has launched a full encryption of messages and calls
As emphasized by the founders of WhatsApp, Jan koum (Jan Koum) and Brian Acton (Brian Acton), in his message in the official blog, now by default, we encrypt everything – every call, message, voice message, photo, video, or simply a file sent by the user, including group chats. To do this, the participants of the conversation to put fresh versions of WhatsApp.
Recall, WhatsApp is a proprietary instant messenger for smartphones. It was originally created as an alternative to the outdated system SMS, but now competes with such communication giants like Skype and Viber. In February 2014 WhatsApp was sold to Facebook for $ 16 billion.

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