Messenger and parent company Instagram previously promised to implement E2EE on all of their messaging apps by 2022. However, according to Meta's chief security, this will take longer than expected, as it won't happen until 2023.
While Meta was still being called by Facebook, it was announced that E2EE would be available on Messenger and Instagram by 2022, but that is no longer the case. As Antigone Davis, director of global safety at Meta wrote, this feature will only be added in 2023.
The reason for the delay is the development of a system where social media groups can continue to support the law.. deal with abuse via the Internet and interact with it without compromising your privacy (read Access to the content of your messages). To develop such a system, Meta "developed robust security measures in its software and engaged with privacy and security experts, civil society, and governments." p>
In short, Meta intends to create a centralized system. From three main aspects. p>
Read also: Messaging apps: are they encrypted? WhatsApp, iMessage, Discord, Zoom, etc. p>
The first aspect includes the "preemptive detection technology", which detects and acts upon suspicious activity. This technology is currently active, but the continuous development to improve it is still ongoing. In addition, Meta will do more to protect minors, educate them about the risks online, default to private or "friends only" accounts, and restrict adults from texting them unless they're already online.
For the second part of this approach, the social media company gives users more control and allows them to choose who they talk to. Meta has already implemented features that allow users to decide who can send them text messages and who can't. It is also possible to filter out direct message requests on Instagram, removing anything that contains offensive content. p>
As for the third and final aspect, the social media giants encourage users to report malicious messages, even if they are asked to do so. Mita thinks it has become a problem. Reported messages and users are reviewed and, if necessary, information is forwarded to the authorities. p>
. Hackers and criminals access it and use it for malicious purposes.
"As we extend encryption, we will use a combination of unencrypted data in applications, account information, and user reports." privacy while helping with public safety efforts,” Davis said. As meta is working to implement E2EE in other messaging apps, alternatives like Telegram and Signal are becoming more and more popular, even after the Facebook debacle.
By: Brett Jordanp>
Encrypted Messenger and Instagram messages won't be received until 2023