Facebook Encrypts Conversations in Messenger with End-to-End Encryption

Facebook has provided chat app Messenger with a new feature that allows users to choose to have conversations end-to-end encrypted from now on. One-to-one messages within the chat app have been sent encrypted in this way since 2016. That the tech company via the website announced.

According to Facebook, the number of audio and video calls has risen sharply in the past year, with more than 150 million conversations per day via Messenger. Due to end-to-end encryption, the content of conversations and messages is only accessible to the sender and receiver. "This means that no one, including Facebook, can see or listen to what has been said," Facebook's Ruth Kricheli said. Users must enable end-to-end encryption for conversations themselves.

Facebook will also soon begin testing encrypted group chats and messages in Messenger for friends and family who are already chatting or connected. A test is also underway with end-to-end encryption for private messages within Instagram. This test takes place with adults in certain countries.

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