• Full Encryption Rollout: Meta Platforms (META.O) has initiated the implementation of end-to-end encryption for all personal chats and calls on its Messenger and Facebook platforms, enhancing the security of user communications.
• Ongoing Implementation: The end-to-end encryption feature has already been set in motion.
• Automatic Encryption: Previously, Messenger provided users with the option to enable end-to-end encryption on a per-message basis. With the recent change, messages will now be automatically encrypted by default, ensuring increased privacy for users.
• WhatsApp’s Precedent: The company emphasizes the crucial role encryption plays in safeguarding users from potential threats, including hackers, fraudsters, and criminals.
Messages Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, has announced the commencement of the rollout of end-to-end encryption for all personal chats and calls on its Messenger and Facebook platforms, according to media reports.
The implementation of the end-to-end encryption feature has already begun, providing enhanced security for user communications.
However, Meta notes that the process of updating all Messenger accounts with default end-to-end encryption may take some time.
Previously, Messenger offered the option to enable end-to-end encryption on a per-message basis. With this recent change, messages will be automatically encrypted by default, ensuring heightened privacy for users.
Meta, already employing encryption on its WhatsApp platform, emphasizes that encryption plays a crucial role in protecting users from potential threats such as hackers, fraudsters, and criminals.
The adoption of end-to-end encryption has been a topic of debate between technology companies and governmental authorities.
In September, the British government expressed concerns and urged Meta not to implement encryption on Instagram and Facebook Messenger without incorporating safety measures to safeguard children from potential risks, particularly related to sexual abuse.
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