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Meta bringing end-to-end encryption to FB Messenger

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With new features and functionality, Meta is prepared to improve Facebook Messenger’s security and user experience. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, recently said that Messenger will soon receive new features to improve and personalize the chat experience on Facebook’s messaging platform. These additions will include link previews, personalized emoticons, themes, and more. The business is also speeding up testing of the standard end-to-end encryption for additional Messenger users.

In a recent blog post, Meta stated that the firm is expanding the testing of end-to-end encrypted chats on Messenger globally and adding more features, like chat themes, to improve user experience.

Globally, Meta is testing Messenger’s built-in end-to-end encryption. As a result, more Messenger users will progressively see their chats enhanced with an additional layer of security provided by end-to-end encryption over the coming months. With this, the firm hopes to increase the privacy, security, and safety of discussions on Facebook Messenger.

The end-to-end encryption function, in particular, improves user privacy by encrypting all of their interactions, including text and any files or media. Only the users and the other person they are conversing with can read or see the text or material because it is encrypted. The discussion between two users cannot be read by a third party or by Meta itself.

The end-to-end encryption technology aids users in maintaining the confidentiality and security of their communications. The encryption prevents hackers and third-party apps from being able to access the data stored on the app’s server. Let’s look at the features that Meta has added to Facebook Messenger in the meantime to improve the user interface and overall experience.

Custom emojis and responses for the chat: With the latest update, Meta now provides users with a complete selection of emoji reactions. Additionally, users can now modify Messenger’s quick reaction tray.

Previews of links: Following a rebuild by WhatsApp Meta, users may now preview links before clicking them in Messenger chats.

Chat themes: Users may now customize and improve their Messenger interactions by setting chat themes, including static color and gradient themes.

Android bubbles: The Android version of the Messenger bubbles feature, which displays a circle with your friend’s photo and enables multitasking and usage of other apps while messaging, is now available. Upon activation, a bubble will show up whenever users get a new message.

Group profile images: Users can now select group profile photographs for various talks on Meta.

Active Status: When someone logs in to Messenger, the user’s active status is now displayed. Users can still choose to disable the feature to maintain their privacy, though.