Facebook has been working hard to improve its public image for several years.
An important step for Facebook in the process of gaining user trust is to allow messages to be sent between users without changing any settings. However, new information suggests that Facebook Messenger and Instagram chats can be encrypted until at least 2022.
Facebook now implemented end-to-end encryption in Messenger in 2016. But this feature will only be available if a user changes the conversation in “Secret Chat” mode. Instagram, for its part, does not yet have the feature. Facebook shared how they will launch the feature for Messenger, WhatsApp. In addition, Facebook also plans to enable multiplatform chat on all platforms.
Facebook had access to his blog and published privacy studies and interviews. However, they were not explicit about what they intended to do.
Here is an excerpt of what Facebook has to say:
While we hope to go even further with standard end-to-end encryption for Messenger and Instagram Direct this year, it is a long-term project and will not be fully encrypted until the beginning of 2022. In addition, the security features we have already introduced are designed to work with end-to-end encryption and we plan to continue to build robust security features in our services.
Since end-to-end tagging has been around for so long, it’s a little surprising that Facebook has taken so long to make a change, especially since WhatsApp, a company that owns Facebook, has had this feature for so long. Hopefully, Instagram and Messenger will be encrypted soon.