Over the past year, Facebook Messenger saw an increase in audio and video calling usage with over 150 million video calls a day
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Facebook has announced that it is rolling out the option to make voice and video calls end-to-end encrypted on Messenger, as well as updated controls for disappearing messages. “People expect their messaging apps to be secure and private, and with these new features, we’re giving them more control over how private they keep their calls and chats,” said Ruth Cricelli, Messenger’s product managing director, in a statement. want.
The company said that since 2016 they have provided the option to secure one-on-one text chats with end-to-end encryption. Over the past year, Messenger saw an increase in audio and video calling usage with over 150 million video calls a day. We are now introducing calling in this chat mode so that you can secure your audio and video calls with the same technology, if you choose to, Cricelli said.
End-to-end encryption is already widely used by apps like WhatsApp to keep personal conversations secure from hackers and criminals. The content of your messages and calls is secured in an end-to-end encrypted conversation from the moment it transmits your device to the receiver’s device, the company said.
The company said that it has also updated the expiring messages feature within the end-to-end encrypted chat.
Users will get more privacy and security
In the coming weeks, some people may have access to more testing features within these fully encrypted chats that offer people more privacy and security in their conversations. We will begin testing end-to-end encryption for group chats, including voice and video calls, to friends and family who already have or are already connected to an existing chat thread, the company said.
The company said that it will also start a limited testing with adults in some countries. Which lets them opt-in for end-to-end encrypted messages and calls for face-to-face conversations on Instagram.
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