Facebook deploys end-to-end encryption for Messenger calls
Facebook has announced the rollout of end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls on Messenger, five years after making them available to individual text chats.
End-to-end encryption (E2EE) is used by the most popular communication and collaboration platforms, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams (in 1: 1 VoIP calls), as well as WhatsApp from Facebook.
E2EE secures text, video and voice channels to protect user conversations from prying eyes, including the platform owner or malicious actors who want to snoop on your discussions.
“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 recipient’s device,” said Ruth Kricheli, Director of Product Management for Messenger .
“This means that no one else, including Facebook, can see or hear what is being sent or said. Please note that you can report an end-to-end encrypted message to us if something goes wrong. «
This change comes after Messenger users have made more than 150 million video calls a day in the last year, with a dramatic increase in both audio and video calls.
Messenger’s message expiration feature has also been updated with today’s release so users can decide for themselves when they want their messages to disappear from the chat.
Disappearing messages settings now offer more options, allowing users to choose the time before all new messages disappear, customizable from 5 seconds to 24 hours.
Facebook will also introduce end-to-end encrypted Messenger chats and group calls in the coming weeks to offer users greater privacy and security in their conversations.
In addition, a limited end-to-end encryption test for Instagram DMs (messages and calls) is planned to be launched in select countries.
With information from: Muy Computer.