We always respect privacy and security From the ground up, we built WhatsApp to help you stay in touch with friends, share important information during a disaster, reconnect with separated families, or find a better life. more beautiful. Since you share some of your most private moments via WhatsApp, we've built end-to-end encryption into our app. With end-to-end encryption, your messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents, and calls stay secure from falling into the wrong hands. He3øøß 3%‡øøß Private message WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption is used when you message others using WhatsApp Messenger. End-to-end encryption ensures that only you and the person you communicate with can read or hear the content of the message and that no one, including WhatsApp, can read/hear. That's because when using end-to-end encryption, your messages are secured with a key that only you and the recipient have a special key used to unlock and read the message. All of this happens automatically: no need to turn on settings or set up special secret chats to secure your messages.