Detailing more the encryption protocol in a blogpost, the Menlo Park, California-based social media giant said that nobody else, including Facebook, can see or listen to what’s sent or said.
“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 receiver’s device,’ the blog read.
Facebook said that it also plans to introduce end-to-end encryption for one-on-one conversations on its popular image-sharing app social media platform Instagram.
“We’ll also kick off a limited test with adults in certain countries that lets them opt-in to end-to-end encrypted messages and calls for one-on-one conversations on Instagram,” Facebook said in a blogpost, adding that the security feature will also be tested in the coming weeks on Messenger’s group chats.
New controls for disappearing messages
Facebook has added more options as to how users can control the disappearing messages feature on Messenger. Users will now be able to set a timer — between 5 seconds and 24 hours — after which the messages will vanish from the receiver’s device.
Facebook also said it will also be testing end-to-end encryption for group chats in the near future.