Facebook Introduces End-to-End Encryption for Voice and Video Calls, Missing Messages Feature and More-Technology News, Firstpost


Facebook has tried to improve user security and privacy and introduced end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls in Messenger. The technology giant released a new update by moving to a secret conversation that disables many of the platform’s features when activated.

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The company has now added the missing messages feature to Messenger. Photo: Facebook

In blog post, Facebook announced in addition to the new update that Facebook Messenger will make more than 150 million video calls a day. The end-to-end encryption feature was first introduced in 2016 in the Facebook Messenger app. Meanwhile WhatsApp supports end-to-end encrypted calls for a long time, the company has now added the missing messages feature messenger. As part of this feature, messages can be scheduled to disappear at a specific time, which can range from 5 seconds to 24 hours.

New end-to-end encrypted group chats and calls messenger will be released soon, the company says. Many other calling applications also have end-to-end encrypted calling capabilities as the privacy of Internet users continues to grow.

Another update for the same lines includes configuring user distribution controls so that they can decide who can use the chat list, the request folder, and who can’t send them messages.

Facebook may test new updates in certain countries with a “limited test suite” with adults to choose from end-to-end encrypted messages and one-on-one conversations Instagram. The limited test works the same way as how Facebook Messenger works when users use chat or follow each other to access an encrypted direct message. They can block people and report people whenever needed.

In the past, secret discussions only took place between individual users, but Facebook says it will change “in the coming weeks”. In addition, it was previously mentioned that encrypted discussions will take place by default until 2022.

Reverse end-to-end encryption means that when data is released from a device, it is never encrypted until it reaches its destination. This means that your message will not even appear on your server, which processes your message when the end-to-end encryption service is activated.


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