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Messenger’s Default End-to-End Encryption: The Long-Awaited Meta Move


  • Meta, previously known as Facebook, has initiated the deployment of default end-to-end encryption for its messaging application – Messenger.
  • The deployment aims to enhance users’ data security by ensuring that all their private conversations are encrypted automatically.
  • Prior to this development, only secret conversations were end-to-end encrypted. Now, one-on-one chats, group chats and calls will be encrypted as well.


Meta, the tech behemoth formerly called Facebook, has finally launched its long-awaited end-to-end encryption feature for Messenger. This move is a response to growing concerns regarding the safety of user data and online privacy. What sets this apart is that unlike the “Secret Conversations” feature that was previously introduced, this new update ensures that encryption is the default setting—it automatically encrypts one-on-one chats, group chats, and calls.

The company stated that it expects a complete rollout by 2023, ensuring all users can avail themselves of the enhanced privacy functions. This is indeed a big step in the relentless pursuit of user data protection. The introduction of default end-to-end encryption sends a clear message that Meta is committed to fortifying data security, demonstrating their commitment to placing user privacy at the forefront of their services.


As a tech blogger and a user of these platforms, I believe this move was both anticipated and necessary. In an age where data breaches have become too commonplace, it’s not only reassuring but also essential for Meta to step in and reiterate its commitment to data security. However, one can’t help but question the timing – is it a genuine effort, or is it a strategic move aimed at winning back user trust amidst the recent rebranding and controversies surrounding the company? In any case, it’s a positive step for user security, but it will be interesting to see how this move unfolds and how it influences data protection trends in the tech ecosystem. What do you think? Do you trust this new direction Meta is taking or do you still have reservations?


Source: Meta finally starts rolling out default end-to-end encryption for Messenger – TechCrunch

Personal opinions

While it’s impressive to see such a significant step being taken towards data privacy, I can’t help but think of it as a move to rebuild consumer trust after the company’s recent controversies. It’s critical that we see this not as the end, but rather the beginning of more rigorous privacy measures from Meta and the tech industry at large. What are your thoughts? Did this move by Meta make you feel a tad more secure? I’d love to hear from you!

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