Facebook to soon enable end-to-end encryption on Messenger
Facebook has been planning to turn on end-to-end encryption by default for Messenger users. A report suggests that Messenger is testing the feature for chats ‘between some people’.
Messenger allows users to turn on end-to-end encryption, but users must enable the same for every chat manually. The platform said they were on track to turn on end-to-end encryption by default for all chats and calls next year in 2023.
End-to-end encryption is a service that encrypts the contents of a message so only the sender and the receiver can decrypt it, making the contents of the message inaccessible to users outside of this loop. Even the platform itself is unable to recover the contents of end-to-end encrypted messages.
Facebook also announced a new feature called ‘secure storage’ that will help users encrypt user chat history backup stored on the cloud. Some features currently under development include the ability to unsend messages and syncing deleted messages across devices.
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