Facebook Messenger: Facebook Messenger is now obtaining a feature that would enable finish-to-finish encryption of voice and video calls made by way of the platform. The announcement was made by the social media giant in a weblog post last week, and the feature has began rolling out beginning Friday. With this, the video and voice calls made making use of Facebook Messenger would stay encrypted and no third party, like Facebook, would know the contents of the conversation. Not only that, but Messenger is also rolling out new controls for the disappearing messages.
In its weblog, Facebook stated that its finish-to-finish encryption feature is getting extended to calls now as it witnesses more than 150 million video calls getting made on the platform just about every day. The feature is currently present on Facebook-owned immediate messaging platform WhatsApp.
Meanwhile, the text conversations are also obtaining a minor update. Messenger has a disappearing message feature that lets the sender send a message for a restricted time – and let customers pick out the duration for which it would be out there – one minute, 15 minutes, one hour, 4 hours and 24 hours. Now, Facebook would be enabling customers to determine the duration of the availability of the disappearing message in between 5 seconds and 24 hours, providing them more possibilities.
At the very same time, the platform would also be beta testing some other features. For instance, the platform would now quickly be testing the finish-to-finish encryption feature for group video and voice chats, with some customers obtaining the alternative to have encrypted group voice and video calls with mates and family that have an current chat thread with the user or with whom the user is currently connected. Moreover, a restricted test would also be operating for testing the encryption of direct messages on Instagram. In this, adults in some nations would be in a position to opt-in for finish-to-finish encrypted messages and calls for one-on-one conversations on Instagram.