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WhatsApp just made messaging safer. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

WhatsApp just made cross-platform messaging safer. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Apple’s battle with the FBI may not have achieved much in court, but it did do some good.

Following in the iPhone-maker’s footsteps, WhatsApp today began rolling out end-to-end encryption for every single one of its 1 billion users. The move will make intercepting messages near impossible for authorities — and even WhatsApp itself.

The latest WhatsApp beta is available now. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The latest WhatsApp beta is available now. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Those on the WhatsApp Messenger beta track will notice a new version is ready to install, with Quick Reply functionality sitting pretty at the top of its release notes.

As always, it’s only for those brave enough to live life on the beta bleeding edge. But WhatsApp beta v2.12.260 might actually be worth the risk of downloading test software.

Bold and italics in WhatsApp. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Bold and italics in WhatsApp. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

WhatsApp makes it easy to express yourself with emojis and images and other kinds of modern media — but what if you prefer the good old written word?

Until now, the platform has only supported basic text with zero formatting options. But in the latest WhatsApp beta, users have the option to use bold and italic text in their messages.

Apple is leading the way when it comes to encryption. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Apple is leading the way when it comes to encryption. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Google, Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp and other tech giants are reportedly working on their own increased privacy measures, as Apple continues to win over the general public during its encryption standoff with the FBI.

Say hello to Android's new emojis. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Say hello to Android’s new emojis. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

A new WhatsApp update brings support for all of the new emoji characters introduced with the latest Android upgrade. Users will now be able to view the latest emojis and send them, which will be super useful to those who have friends on iOS.

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