So you can be sure you're the only one with access to all of your messages
When you think about it, WhatsApp isn’t the most intuitive messenger when it comes to moving from phone to phone. You need to turn on local backups or enable uploads to Google Drive and have to remember to back up before you factory reset your old phone, otherwise you might lose your most recent messages. And from a security standpoint, these backups are a nightmare, too — in contrast to messages you send and receive, they aren’t encrypted. Read MoreWhatsApp is working on password-protected Google Drive backups was written by the awesome team at Android Police.