Data privacy has become a hot issue among the tech industry, and it seems that the answer to all the privacy concerns is the end-to-end encryption.
Facebook has become the latest firm as it has begun offering some users of its Messenger texting app the option to encrypt their messages.According to the Wall Street Journal, the world largest social network is offering “small percentage” of its 900 million Messenger users a mean to have private conversations with each other.
“We are beginning to roll out a new option within Messenger to better support conversations about sensitive topics, we are starting to test the ability to create one-to-one secret conversations in Messenger that will be end-to-end encrypted and which can only be read on one device of the person you’re communicating with,” said Facebook at a blog post.
“That means the messages are intended just for you and the other person not anyone else, including us.”
Back in April, the Facebook owned Whatsapp, strengthened its encryption settings making messages only visible on the sending and recipient devices. It will offer the feature to more users in coming months.
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