Facebook rolled out End-to-end encryption for its instant messaging app – Messenger. In the blog post, Facebook said that users made over 150 million voice and video calls through Messenger. In that blog post, Facebook also said that the disappearing messages feature is also coming to Messengers. You will be able to set a message to disappear anytime between 5 seconds to 24 hours. Facebook’s WhatsApp also supports end-to-end encryption for messaging and calls for a long time.
The social media giant said that end-to-end encryption for group voice and video calls will soon be a part of Messenger. Encryption is already available in Messenger as Secret Conversation. But Secret Conversation makes many features disable and only can be done with individuals. Facebook is going to change it in the coming weeks. Users will be able to control who can reach your chat lists, who will stay in the requests folder, and who can’t message you at all.
In the blog, Facebook also talked about that Instagram is also likely to get end-to-end encryption and one-to-one conversations.
What is end-to-end encryption?
This is a type of encryption in which, when any data leave your phone, it gets encrypted and is never decrypted until data reached its destination. Even the servers which are handling the traffic of your data don’t encrypt and do not know what the data is. It prevents your data from unauthorized access and breaches.