Facebook Messenger tests end-to-end chat encryption

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Facebook Messenger tests end-to-end chat encryption

  • Meta is testing Facebook Messenger’s end-to-end encryption.
  • All your chats will be end-to-end encrypted if you use it a lot.
  • The company wants to make encryption the default for all calls and messages.

Facebook Messenger is an old app that doesn’t have a lot of features. One of them is end-to-end encryption for chats. The good news is that Meta has just started testing end-to-end encryption for Facebook Messenger chats by default.

Last I heard, Meta has started testing end-to-end encryption by default on Facebook Messenger. In a press release, the social media company said the testing process had already started “with some people” earlier this week. In 2023, the company wants to make the privacy setting the default setting for all calls and messages. The important thing to note here is that if you are in the test group, all your chats will automatically be end-to-end encrypted if you use it a lot. This will make end-to-end encryption mandatory. Meta won’t be able to see any of your conversations with friends or family. But if you report messages to the company to ensure your safety, Meta will be able to read them.

Meta is also testing new security features. Technological titan developing Android and iOS storage security. This feature backs up encrypted chats if your phone is lost or you want to restore your message history to a new end-to-end encrypted device. Encrypted backups can be password protected. You can also store your PIN in Google Drive or iCloud.

Google Drive and iCloud integration simply saves your backup PIN. Meta’s own servers host its backups. Meta will also encrypt Instagram DMs by default. The social media giant began testing end-to-end encryption on Instagram last year and rolled out the feature to adult users in Russia and Ukraine in February. Now it will expand to other countries.

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