How to enable & disable WhatsApp Encryption notifications

Instant Messaging giant WhatsApp has included a new end-to-end encryption security feature. This secures all of your messages & calls with 256-bit encryption code. Its mean, now you and your friend where you are sending your messages, only can see. WhatsApp servers, cybercriminals, hackers and law-enforcement agencies will not see or listen what you are sending. This is a great security feature and protects your privacy at the peak level.

WhatsApp Encryption notifications

And when your friend changes their mobile number or re-install the WhatsApp instant messenger, then you will see a notification message in the friends chat or group chat window. eg. “Friends name” security code changed. Tap for more info. These messages will remind you to re-sure that you and your friends are using the latest version of WhatsApp or not. Because the end-to-end Security will only work when you and your friends are using the latest version of WhatsApp. So these notifications are good for your security. If you want to receive these types of notifications messages then you can enable in Security Settings.

Enable & disable WhatsApp Encryption notifications?

You can enable or disable WhatsApp Encryption notifications (Show Security Notifications) messages by the following point:

  • Open your WhatsApp & in the Chat window tap on the top right 3 dot menu, A menu will appear then choose Settings from the menu.

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  • In the WhatsApp, Settings tap on Account option.

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  • In the Account settings, tap on Security option-

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  • Now tap on Show security notifications toggle button to enable or disable that you want. If this toggle button is in green color then it will in enable mode & you’ll receive Security notifications and if it is in grey then disable mode.

WhatsApp Security notifications toggle button

  • That’s it, now you have been successfully enabled or disabled WhatsApp Security notifications messages.

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35 thoughts on “How to enable & disable WhatsApp Encryption notifications”

  1. If I delete this person from my phone then ‘re enter it will it still have this encryption. I must remove as I have lost all previous chats and most importantly all the photos. Please help

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    • Yes, WhatsApp end to end subscription will not be disabled because following option will only hide Encryption notification.

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  2. Although I have turned off ‘show security notification’ these are displayed for all deleted chats. How to get rid of this

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  3. Hai
    I made a mistake on WhatsApp by I do not know how I managed to make an end to end encryption on some names is it possible to remove it as not getting any messages from my daughters’ wife and some friends.
    Please help.
    Thanks

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  4. Please how do I disable this security code,I don’t like it when it’s show on people phone that I change phone or reinstall WhatsApp please help

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  5. How can i read encrypted message because this apps use my wife to communicate other guy i want to read there secret message because my wife and other guy is only to know the code pls help me because they cheat me

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  6. Will this security code change notification receive to all those in my contact list or anyone who is not in my contact list??

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  7. Is there any way to stop the end to end script? I forgot my code or the 6 number verification code
    Can you please help me with

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    • If you turn off the option then all encryption will be disappeared and only appear once if a new contact will be added.

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  8. I have accidentally switched on encrypted messages with one of my contacts. How can I disable this, I don’t want this service

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  9. Hi if I disable this …the other friend know or receive a code that I did this I don’t want him to know plz help cuz maybe I lol turn it on again i

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    • It will only disable Encryption notifications on your hand. On other side no message will appear.

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  10. As Saeed said, mine was already greay but notifications have not stopped.
    We didnt ask how to disable, we just dont want every chat to include the notification of end-to-end encryption.

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    • Hello Ronnie, I checked my self, After turning off the Security Notification, I have not received any Encryption warning till now. I don’t know why is this happening with your WhatsApp. I think, it may be a bug. So please report it to WhatsApp, they can only solve your problem.

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  11. We don’t want to disable the encryption of the communication –
    We just want the option to disable constant notification of the encryption status.

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    • Hello Ronnie, The method described above is only hide encryption notification messages and It does not disable your encryption connection.

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      • It does not hide encryption notifications; all it does is disable when a whatsapp contact changes security code, usually when they do some alteration on their whatsapp. IT DOES NOT STOP THE ANNOYING END-TO-END REMINDER THAT THE MESSAGES ARE ENCRYPTED! We are stuck with these! 🙁

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  12. mine was already grey when i tried to disable it. i think encryption can not be disabled, it even says calls and messages you send are encrypted REGARDLESS of this settings, when possible

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    • Hello Saeed, You are right. we can’t disable WhatsApp end-to-end encryption. And why to disable it, the feature protects our privacy. The article is about how we can disable end-to-end encryption messages. Which we receive when our friend security code changes.

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        • First I want to clarify that This option will not remove your existing notifications. But for future it will not show any new Security notifications for your existing friends.

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