Facebook adds encrypted voice and video calls in messenger and tests secure Instagram DMs
- Facebook is adding encrypted voice and video calls in Messenger and is currently testing the same encryption for Instagram Direct Messages (DMs).
- Secure texts have been an option over Facebook Messenger since 2016 by choosing the ‘Secret Conversation’ option in the menu.
- The new encrypted video and voice calls will be accessible in the same way and encryption for group chats and calls are coming soon.
- Instagram’s encrypted direct messages, meanwhile, are currently being tested for adults in certain countries.
- Secure Instagram DMs are an ‘opt-in’ feature and require users to have an existing chat or be following each other to start an end-to-end encrypted DMs.
- For tips on staying safe on Messenger, check out our safety card here.
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