Pushbullet Now adds End-To-End Encryption For Your Messages

by Khurram Anwar 0

Pushbullet is the cross-platform app that allows your messages from different IMs and the notifications to be synced to the desktop, added the much requested end-to-end encryption functionality.

By seeing your phone’s notifications on your computer, to easily transferring links, files & more between devices likewise, Pushbullet saves your time by making what used to be difficult or impossible, easy. Pushbullet, once a simple tool for sending files between your multiple sort of devices, has announced that it now supports end-to-end encryption for additional user privacy, as it continues its success towards becoming a fully-fledged messenger.

The company seems ramping up its security by adding optional end-to-end encryption. So, this means that your data is encrypted before it leaves your phone and then it would be decrypted when it gets to your other devices. By setting up end-to-end encryption, you can be confident that your data is only readable when it’s shown to you and its most for those who care much about their privacy.

The encryption also comes handy to Pushbullet’s ability of universal copy and paste between devices which was introduced earlier by Pushbullet.

To set it up, you need to go to Settings on every device where you’re using Pushbullet, select Enable encryption, then enter a password. Once enabled, it means that the data passed using Pushbullet isn’t visible to the service itself or the company – only encrypted data is passed further next. 

Turn on encryption for a tigher level of security when using Pushbullet.

For now, the encryption works only across Android, Chrome, and Windows. In a blog post, the company says support for iOS and Mac are around the corner, with plans for Opera, Safari, & also for Firefox browser extensions in the works as well.

Make sure you have the latest version of the Pushbullet Android app to try out encryption from now.

While it’s a relatively small (but important) feature for the Android users.The addition of end-to-end encryption follows other useful updates like full sync with one’s SMS conversations.

If you haven’t tried it, Pushbullet is really recommended for you if you want to test end-to-end encryption.