Facebook messenger Video And Audio Calls Will Be Encrypted End-to-End
Facebook is not very well known for its privacy, considering all the privacy scandals they have endured over the years. However, this seems like something they’re trying to fix, as Facebook introduced end-to-end encryption for audio and video calls in an update to its messenger platform.
For those unfamiliar with how end-to-end encryption works, the message decryption key is basically on both sides of the device. This means that the message has not decrypted until it reaches its intended recipient. So an attacker cannot read it even if it has intercepted during transmission.
Friends and relatives who have a chat thread or have already connected will be the first to test out end-to-end encryption in group conversations. It includes Facebook messenger audio and video calls, Facebook said. We’ll also start testing your sending controls to work with your end-to-end encrypted chats. That way, you can prevent unwanted interactions by deciding who can reach your chat list. Who goes to your request folder, and who can’t message you at all. “
Strangely enough, earlier this year, Facebook hinted at a possible delay of end-to-end encryption for conversations transmitted through Messenger until 2022. So it’s odd that they could enable it for video and audio, but not messages. To be honest, Facebook introduced secret conversations and went a while ago and has a similar functionality. But this is something that users should enable.
This has compared to other Facebook platforms like WhatsApp. Which have end-to-end encryption enabled by default so users don’t have to do anything on their part.
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