Facebook Messenger And Instagram To Get End-To-End Encryption By 2023

If you are concerned about your privacy and you are concerned that your messages may be intercepted and read, you may not want to use Facebook Messenger or Instagram to send messages that may be confidential in nature. This is because none of these platforms have end-to-end encryption.

Now, Meta stated that they would introduce end-to-end encryption for these platforms in 2022, but it appears that since then it has been delayed until 2023. This is according to Meta’s global head of security, Antigone Davis, who in an opinion piece for the Telegraph revealed that the feature would only arrive in 2023.

The article talks about Meta products and services and what they are doing to make it safer for users. Davis also talks about how the company takes a “three-way approach” to “prevent harm” and give users more control, where he mentions, “We are taking our time to get it right and we do not plan to finalize the global rollout of end-to-end encryption by default across all of our messaging services until sometime in 2023.”

While this does not mean that any of these platforms are “dangerous” to send and receive messages, if you have chats that can be sensitive in nature, you should probably look for alternatives like WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, etc. on for now.

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