Facebook Messenger will feature default end-to-end encryption for chats and calls in the latest update

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If you are familiar with Meta apps like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter, this news might interest you. Recently, Meta announced that Facebook Messenger will feature end-to-end encryption for chats and calls as the default setting in the latest update. So, what should you know about it?

For your information, this is probably the biggest improvement brought by Meta since 2011. End-to-end encryption means that your private conversations, chats and calls can’t be spied on by others. Not only third parties but even Meta itself can’t access your private chats and calls.

After you have downloaded the new update, the Messenger app will ask you to set up a PIN. That would be a handful if you need to recover new messages on a new device in the future. Notably, it will take a few months for the update to roll out globally. This is to be expected since the app has over a billion users.

Besides that, there will be better image quality for photos and videos on the platform. Reportedly, Messenger is testing HD media sharing with a small test group, before rolling this out "in the coming months." The app could receive the same “Message edit” update as WhatsApp. It could also receive voice message playback speed options, continued voice message playback outside the chat or app and read receipts control.


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