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Facebook Messenger introduces End to End Encryption for voice and video calls. This means the voice data on your phone is not decrypted until it reaches its destination.
Facebook in a blog post said there are more than 150 million video calls on Facebook Messenger. While the end to end encryption was introduced on the Messenger app in 2016, it is now that the voice and video calls will be encrypted. Apart from this Facebook Messenger will also get a disappearing messages feature. This will allow users to set messages to disappear at a certain time ranging from 5 seconds up to 24 hours.
According to Facebook users will soon also be able to encrypt group chats and calls in Messenger. Facebook will also bring a change in the coming weeks to the earlier secret conversations feature which could take place only with individual users. The new feature will allow you to set up delivery controls and decide who can reach your chat lists, who goes to your requests folder, and who can’t message you at all.
Currently, the social giant will be testing out users in a few countries to opt-in to end-to-end encrypted messages and calls for one-on-one conversations on Instagram. This feature is similar to Facebook Messenger and you need to have an existing chat or be following each other in order to start an end-to-end encrypted DM. You can also block people and report people as you have come to expect. Facebook has already made its intentions clear to make all conversations encrypted by default until sometime in 2022 at the earliest.