Facebook Rolls Out Support For End-to-End Encryption To Video And Audio Calls In Messenger

Facebook was rolling out support for end-to-end encryption to video and audio calls in Messenger.

Facebook recently announced that it was rolling out support for end-to-end encryption to video and audio calls in Facebook Messenger.

Facebook was rolling out support for end-to-end encryption to video and audio calls in Messenger.
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In a blog post, Facebook said that it was rolling out the option to make video and audio calls end-to-end encrypted on Messenger along with updated controls for disappearing messages.

According to Facebook, users expected their messaging apps to be private and secure, With Facebook’s new features on Messenger, the company said that it was giving its users more control over how private they wanted their chats and calls to be.

Facebook said that it has offered the option to secure users’ one-on-one text chats with end-to-end encryption since 2016. The company also said that it was seen a surge in the use of video and audio calling with over 150 million video calls a day on Messenger in the past year.

Also, Facebook said that end-to-end encryption was already widely used by apps such as WhatsApp in order to keep personal conversations safe from criminals and hackers, adding that end-to-end encryption was becoming the industry standard and worked like a lock and key, where just users and the people in their chat or call have access to the conversation.

The content of your messages and calls in an end-to-end encrypted conversation is protected from the moment it leaves your device to the moment it reaches the receiver’s device. This means that nobody else, including Facebook, can see or listen to what’s sent or said. Keep in mind, you can report an end-to-end encrypted message to us if something’s wrong,” Facebook said in a blog post.

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Facebook also said in a blog post that the company updated the expiring message feature within end-to-end encrypted chats.

In addition, Facebook said that the company will start testing end-to-end encryption for group chats — including video and voice calls — for friends and family that already have an existing chat thread or were already connected.

Also, Facebook said that it will start a limited test with adult users in selected countries that will allow them opt-in to end-to-end encrypted calls and messages for one-on-one conversations on Instagram.

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