O Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular messaging and instant communication apps today. Although the social network itself is no longer as popular and sought after as it once was, its communications component remains strong.
With that in mind, we now have features previously exclusive to WhatsApp, a platform also owned by the Meta group, to integrate the Facebook service. More specifically, as of today, a reinforcement of the cryptographythe protection of the integrity of the communications conveyed by this means, the E2EE. We also have enhanced chat customization options.
Great news for Facebook Messenger users
For the more than one billion users of Facebook Messenger, there is now a new layer of cryptographic protection for communications carried out through this means. In practice, and just like WhatsApp, we will have more privacy, more protection and the certainty that our communications are only OURS.
Although Facebook Messenger is not as full of communication functions as its rivals dedicated exclusively to this function, it remains practical. We have, at least, the basics present and very effective.
See the possibility of sending / receiving and managing SMS from the phone, or voice call and video call services. This is the core of communication services and Messenger perfectly complies with the minimum requirements for providing services.
General update of services provided by Facebook Messenger
Illustrative image of the new themes and security notification.
Now, as reported by the Meta group, in a dedicated publication, we have a general update of Messenger’s core services. The first highlight goes to the end-to-end encryption of its chats and messaging services, End to End Encryption (E2EE), for full protection of the privacy of everything that is written, illustrated and sent through the service.
In addition, we have new themes that will increase the customization possible on this platform, as we can see from the image provided by the company. In short, we have more themes to choose from, as well as greater protection of communications.
Users have cryptographic protection applied to everything shared through Messenger, even external links. Furthermore, we will be able to see when our contacts are online in Messenger.
Improvements already in distribution for Android and iOS
Finally, we have the return of notification bubbles for the Facebook Messenger Android app. It will be an easy way to see how many unread messages we have, or replies to previous chats.
The news is gradually distributed by Facebook through the stores Google Play Storefor Android e App Storefor iOS (iPhone).
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