Instant messaging service WhatsApp is seeking to reassure its users about their privacy by encrypting all messages sent via its app.
In a blog post written by WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum on Tuesday, Koum explains that every conversation on the messaging service, whether it be a private or group chat, will have full end-to-end encryption, thus making the recipient the only person who can see the message.
"No one can see inside that message. Not cybercriminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even us," writes Koum, in his blog on the WhatsApp website.
"End-to-end encryption helps make communication via WhatsApp private – sort of like a face-to-face conversation," said Koum.