Facebook announced, Friday (13), the arrival of a resource encryption Includes audio and video calls made by Messenger. This system was introduced by The WhatsApp And advertise it as one of the messenger’s trump cards, as it prevents unauthorized third party access to media and chats.
According to the platform, rollout of the feature has become a priority after the increased use of voice and video calls – there are already about 150 million a day on Messenger. It is now possible to secure conferences with the same technology, which was already present in the text messages exchanged on the platform.
This news brings to Messenger another feature inherited from his brother: messages that disappear. In this option, it is possible to configure a period of time to automatically delete a message, which can be useful when sharing sensitive data with other people.
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New timer controls allow someone to decide when their chat messages will expire. This setting will now have more options for choosing when conversations disappear: between 5 seconds and 24 hours.
More news to come
In the same ad, Facebook He also revealed that other news should land on Messenger soon. The end-to-end encryption system will be expanded to include conference calls, both audio and video – the option can be enabled regardless of other people’s settings.
Developers should also start testing the followers rating system. You will be able to mark who is spam (and block the contact), move conversations to the Requests folder (without notifications) and create a list of favorite friends.
The last thing to expect is the scaling of encryption for direct messages in Instagram. This is an old Facebook promise that needs to be completed now, especially now that chats can be combined on all three platforms. Initially, testing will be limited to a few profiles in “certain countries”, without specifying which ones will benefit in the first wave.
To start an encrypted conversation in Instagram DMs, you will need an existing conversation or both to follow each other’s profile. For all other cases, the messages will remain the same, without the extra layer of protection.
Source: Facebook Messenger
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