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Facebook Messenger Just Added End-To-End Encryption

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Facebook Messenger Just Added End-To-End Encryption

According to Tech Crunch, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) started offering end-to-end encryption to its Facebook Messenger users, allowing users to secure their chats.

This feature, called "secret conversations" will be offered to a limited test group on Friday.

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End-to-end encryption boxes out law enforcement and even Facebook itself from reading users' chats, giving users maximum security and privacy. Even if a user's device gets lost or stolen, users are provided with an option to set an expiration date for a message, so it won't be visible in the conversation forever.

As for now, the secret conversation mode will be only available for users on iOS and Android devices.

As reported by Facebook's vice president of messaging products David Marcus, and cited by Tech Crunch, the addition of end-to-end encryption is intended to help Messenger become everyone's go-to app and make it the primary messaging platform.

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