The social messaging app, Viber has joined the league of most secure messenger apps. The Viber rolled out the End-to-End encryption for their users, just like WhatsApp did it some days ago. The End-to-End encryption makes this social messaging service more secure for users because no one can check the messages sent from this app.
Recently, WhatsApp rolled out the update of End-to-end encryption to their user base on 1 billion users. It was a two-year-old project from the company. Also, the Apple enabled the End-to-End encryption to Messages. Viber is the third company to join the league. It is now the most secure messaging app. The Viber is rolling out the update to their userbase of 700 million users. The update rollout will complete in next few weeks. The Viber is the part of Japanese E-commerce company, Rakuten. The users who updated the latest version of the app will get the encryption feature. The users with Encryption enabled will see the Grey padlock on the app, confirming the active end-to-end encryption.
In simple terms, the End-to-End encryption means the messages, media, videos or any form of content will be locked. The locked or encrypted content cannot be seen or read by anyone. No Government, Hacker, Security Agencies and not even Viber can read the messages sent via the App due to End-to-End encryption. This is not a good signal for the governments, because, with this encryption, they cannot get the necessary information of any national threat using the service from the company.