Facebook brings end-to-end encryption to Messenger calls and video calls. Facebook Messenger is being updated with end-to-end encryption for calls and video calls.
From now on, just like with chats, users will be able to count on this security feature for the rest of their interactions from Messenger.
End-to-end encryption coming to Messenger calls
Facebook is strengthening the security of Messenger calls with end-to-end encryption. For the time being, this dynamic will only be available for individual calls. And in the future, group calls will be added.
So regardless of whether you make a voice or video call, you will have this plus of end-to-end encryption, just like WhatsApp:
It’s becoming the industry standard and it works like a lock and key, where only you and the people on the chat or call have access to the conversation. The content of your messages and calls in an end-to-end encrypted conversation is protected from the moment it leaves your device to the moment it reaches the recipient’s device.
On the other hand, the Facebook team also mentions that it is updating controls for disappearing messages. The idea is to give users more options to configure the period before messages disappear. So now they have options ranging from 5 seconds to 24 hours.
And continuing with end-to-end encryption, Facebook also plans to bring it to Instagram direct messages. They will start testing this feature in some countries, and with the particularity that it will be optional to activate it or not.
The only condition will be that users follow each other before activating end-to-end encryption, or that they already have an existing chat in common.