In March, Mark Zuckerberg shared his grand imaginative and prescient of Fb’s future that included encrypting all messaging providers. Plainly the corporate is slowly engaged on making that occur.
In line with app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Fb is testing encrypting video and audio calls over Messenger in Secret mode. Nevertheless, this doesn’t imply your calls in regular mode shall be encrypted.
Fb Messenger is testing Video/Audio calls over Secret Dialog pic.twitter.com/aNgnvtzsBf
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 31, 2019
At the moment, Messenger encrypts messages solely in secret dialog mode, and it doesn’t have name performance.
It’s additionally necessary to notice amongst Fb’s messaging apps, solely WhatsApp has end-to-end encryption on for chat and calls by default. Whereas this take a look at would possibly convey encryption to Messenger calls in a restricted manner, lots of people may not use it, as a result of Messenger isn’t identified for safe communication. Fb ought to make all messages on the app encrypted by default.
The function is a testing section proper now, and we’ll certainly inform you as soon as it hits the general public model of the app. We’ve requested Fb for extra particulars, and we’ll replace the story if we hear again.