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Meta makes end-to-end encryption a default on Facebook Messenger

Russia Meta
Posted at 12:16 PM, Dec 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-07 12:16:10-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Meta is rolling out end-to-end encryption for calls and messages across its Facebook and Messenger platforms, the company announced Thursday.

Such encryption means that no one other than the sender and the recipient — not even Meta — can decipher people's messages.

Encrypted chats, first introduced as an optional feature in Messenger in 2016, will now be the standard for all users going forward, according to Messenger head Loredana Crisan.