MADRID, May 3 (2021) –
Courier services Facebook Messenger and Instagram Direct will not have end-to-end encryption until at least 2022, the security design that allows only the sender and receiver of a message to access its content.
Facebook presented its new privacy roadmap for your messaging services, two years after the CEO of the company, Mark Zuckerberg, announced his plans to integrate Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp messaging.
Within its plans, the American company has recalled that it continues working to achieve that all your messaging services are end-to-end encrypted, but has ruled out that this transition is complete until “sometime in 2022, at least.”
This update will affect messaging applications such as Facebook Messenger and Instagram Direct, which currently do not use end-to-end encryption, with which the data travels encrypted with keys that only the sender and receiver know, not even the company itself, and that is present in another Facebook application such as WhatsApp.
Likewise, Facebook has shared the main points on which it will work to improve your products at the suggestion of external experts, such as the protection of marginalized and vulnerable communities, more privacy and security controls, protection against unwanted intrusions, ‘hacks’ and scams, the defense of human rights and the balance between privacy and security.