Messenger updates end-to-end encrypted chats with news

Facebook unveiled an option for voice and video calls are end-to-end encrypted in Messenger, along with updated controls for ephemeral messages.


End-to-end encryption option for voice and video calls

Since the previous year, there was a considerable increase in the use of audio and video calls. With this chat mode you can protect your conversations. It should be remembered that the end-to-end encryption ensures that only you and the people in your chat have access to that conversation.

Up-to-date controls over ephemeral messages. People don’t always want or need messages to stay in a conversation, and timer controls let you decide when messages expire in a chat. Thus, people in a chat can choose when they want their messages to disappear, from 5 seconds to 24 hours.

For the near future, Facebook is already working on the end-to-end encrypted group chats and calls in Messenger, to prevent unwanted interactions by deciding who can send you a message, who goes to your request folder, and who cannot send you messages. In addition to opting for end-to-end encryption in Direct Messages on Instagram.

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