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WhatsApp is as yet working on password-protected Google Drive backups

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It’s been almost exactly a year since the last time we saw leaked screenshots of an encrypted cloud backup feature for WhatsApp. Today we see a more fleshed-out version of that tool, offering a password-protected backup of your messages that upload to Google Drive on Android and iCloud on iOS. Lamentably, there’s still no sign of when it’s really going to go live.

The most recent leak comes from WABetaInfo once again, showing four new screenshots: two on iOS, two on Android. As indicated by the text in the interface, the password which unlocks the encrypted backup file won’t be available to the WhatsApp service. That implies it’s on you not to lose it—in the event that you do, there will be no real way to recuperate the backup.

WABetaInfo is an unofficial source, however it’s been truly dependable previously. There are many individuals looking out for this feature, so we should trust it opens up as soon as possible.