Facebook Messenger is Testing End-to-End Encryption

As people become more and more concerned about security, offering a messaging app means being that the app absolutely must be secure. Facebook is finally adding an option for users to encrypt their chats in Messenger.

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Messenger will begin to offer an end-to-end encryption feature to a limited test group of users today. The so-called “secret conversations” will be only visible to the sender and the reader, which means Facebook can’t enable some of the chatbot and payment features that are normally a part of the Messenger experience. However, end-to-end encryption boxes out law enforcement and even Facebook itself from reading users’ chats, ensuring that their conversations remain private.

You can read the full announcement at https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/08/messenger-adds-end-to-end-encryption/.

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