Facebook has today announced it is rolling out the option to make voice and video calls end-to-end encrypted on Messenger, along with updated controls for disappearing messages and other privacy features.
Since 2016, Facebook has offered the option to secure one-on-one text chats with end-to-end encryption, and now, it is introducing calling to this chat mode so you can secure your audio and video calls with this same technology, if you choose.
At the same time, Facebook has also updated the expiring message feature within the end-to-end encrypted chats. The setting now provides more options for people in the chat to choose the amount of time before all new messages disappear, from as few as 5 seconds to as long as 24 hours.
In the coming weeks, some people may get access to more test features within these fully encrypted chats that give people greater privacy and security in their conversations.
We’ll also begin a test for your delivery controls to work with your end-to-end encrypted chats. That way, you can prevent unwanted interactions by deciding who can reach your chats list, who goes to your requests folder, and who can’t message you at all.
For more information on these and other features, visit Facebook’s Privacy and Safety Hub.