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Why WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption is a big deal

WhatsApp, one of the most popular alternatives to text-messaging in the world, recently announced that they would be enabling end-to-end encryption in their service (this follows their previous announcement that they’d be partnering with Open Whisper Systems to improve the security of the app). The timing of this announcement is especially notable, as the battle between Apple and the FBI over passwords and encryption is still ongoing. But what does this mean for you? Here’s what you need to know about WhatsApp encryption.