Facebook's messaging app 'Messenger' supports end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls

Facebook's messaging app

Messenger has announced that it supports end-to-end encryption for voice and video calling features.

Messenger Updates End-to-End Encrypted Chats with New Features – Messenger News

Facebook adds end-to-end encryption to audio and video calls in Messenger --9to5Mac

Amid global calls for protecting user privacy, demand for message apps that fully encrypt message content increased in January 2021, and 'Signal ' and ' Telegram' that support end-to-end encryption 'such as the increased demand of the messages app, is a part of the messaging app user away it has occurred.

Meanwhile, on August 13, 2021 local time, Facebook's 'Messenger' has finally announced that it supports end-to-end encryption. This allows you to optionally enable end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls made on Messenger. It also adds management capabilities to hide messages on chat.

'These new features give users more control over how private their calls and chats are,' Facebook wrote.

◆ Voice / video calls that support end-to-end encryption
Messenger has been offering one-on-one text chat capabilities with end-to-end encryption since 2016. However, in 2020, Messenger will make 150 million video calls a day, and it seems that the use of voice and video calls has increased sharply. Along with this, Messenger has decided to support end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls as well.

End-to-end encryption is widely used in apps such as WhatsApp because it helps protect personal calls and messages from hackers and criminals. As a result, 'end-to-end encryption is becoming an industry standard,' Facebook explains.

With end-to-end encryption, only users can access chats and call content, and communication content is protected without being stolen. In other words, you don't have to worry about Facebook checking your communication.

◆ Updated control for disappearing messages
Messenger provides a feature called

disappearing messages , where messages on the end-to-end encryption thread are deleted in a timed manner. You can use this function to set 'when the message expires' in detail. The message deletion deadline can be set from a minimum of 5 seconds to a maximum of 24 hours.

In addition, Facebook will soon release 'End-to-end encryption for group chats and calls' as a new feature for Messenger and 'End-to-end encryption in opt-in format with Instagram DM' as a new feature for Instagram. It is also revealed that it will be done.

'End-to-end encryption for group chats and calls' means end-to-end encryption for chat threads used by groups, and it seems that some tests have already started. 'Opt-in end-to-end encryption with Instagram DM' has also been tested with adult users in some countries. In addition, in order to use this function, it is necessary for users to follow each other on Instagram.

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