Facebook to copy WhatsApp’s new feature

Facebook to copy WhatsApp’s new feature

Facebook Messenger could be about to introduce end-to-end encryption to its hugely-popular messaging app. Sources close to the US social network have suggested Messenger is almost ready to roll-out encryption to its 900 million users worldwide.

The move comes two months after WhatsApp enabled end-to-end encryption by default within its app. End-to-end encryption means any text messages, pictures, videos, or files sent via the app are scrambled until they are indecipherable to any criminals or law enforcement agencies that intercept your communications.

Encryption has become increasingly popular amongst messaging apps. It provides users with a peace of mind since it means the app developer is not trawling through their conversations.

It also prevents the host company, like Facebook or WhatsApp, from handing over the contents of messages to any outside sources or governments.

Related Post

Facebook tests out “See First” feature for more personalized News Feed
views 58
Site is the latest in a range of updates intended to make Facebook's timeline a little less mysterious. The site is adding a “See First” button to us...
Nadella Letter To Microsoft Staff
views 38
This is the email sent by Satya Nadella to Microsoft staff: From: Satya Nadella To: All Employees Date: July 17, 2014 at 5:00 a.m. PT Subject: Sta...
Samsung has a plan to make phones even thinner and longer-lasting by 2017
views 66
Samsung has announced that it's working on "denser batteries" and thinner camera sensors to arrive in its smartphones as soon as 2017. The struggle t...
Twitter launches GIF buttons
views 58
Twitter has launched a new GIF button and search feature designed to help users find ready made clips to share. The firm says over 100 million animat...
WhatsApp bug shows private pictures to strangers
views 67
A security problem in WhatsApp means that anyone can see users' profile photos, even if they have been set to be viewable to friends only, according t...