Social networks, 24.01.2023, 09:30 AM
Meta (Facebook) announced to expand global testing of default end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in Messenger.
“We know that people want to know that they are [njihovi] conversations private and secure. “Over the next few months, more and more people will see some of their chats gradually being upgraded with the extra layer of protection provided by end-to-end encryption,” said Meta’s Melissa Miranda.
She said the company intends to notify users in select individual chats that the security feature is enabled, stressing that the selection and upgrade process with E2EE support is random.
In addition to this, Meta has also added more features to its encrypted chat, including support for themes, custom emojis and reactions, group profile photos, link previews so you can see where you’re headed, and an active status so people can know when it’s good. time to call. You can turn the latter off if you want privacy.
This announcement comes five months after the official testing of this feature began as default, in August 2022. However, E2EE was enabled as an option almost seven years ago in the form of “secret conversations”.
As for Meta’s other platforms, WhatsApp already has E2EE enabled, and Instagram allows users to turn on E2EE for individual conversations.
This security setting is part of Meta’s broader “privacy-centric vision of social networking.”
Google introduced E2EE last month to group chat with up to 100 users in its Messages app for Android. This feature is currently limited to the beta version.
Apple also introduced an advanced data protection option for iOS, iPadOS and macOS that enables end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) data backups in the iCloud service.
The encrypted chat feature for Twitter Direct Messages is currently under development.
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