COMPANY Father of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, Meta Currently, we do not plan to implement end-to-end encryption (E2EE) by default on Messenger and Instagram until 2023.
As part of its plans to create a unified messaging system across all its platforms, the company merged Messenger and Instagram chats last year.
And while messages sent via Messenger and Instagram may be E2EE, that option is not enabled by default and will likely not be active until 2023.
In a post in The Telegraph, Antigone Davis, Meta’s security director, attributed the delay to user security concerns.
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Since E2EE means that only the sender and recipient will see your conversations, Davis says Meta wants to make sure this doesn’t interfere with the platform’s ability to help stop criminal activity.
“Once E2EE is available by default, we see that companies will use a combination of unencrypted data in our applications, account information and user reports to help keep them safe, while also assisting public safety efforts. “, said. 23/2021).
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Whereas, in a blog post earlier this year, Meta said that the default E2EE would be available on Instagram and Messenger starting in 2022. But now, Davis says that Meta wants to get it right, so the company plans to delay the debut of the show until 2023.