FB Messenger update: end-to-end encrypted voice and video calling functionality to be rolled out soon – details here



The goal is to introduce encryption in more services, added the CEO.

Facebook Messenger: Users can soon expect end-to-end encrypted voice and video calling functionality on Facebook Messenger. Meta CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg announced it on his Facebook account 13 hours ago. The goal is to introduce encryption into more services, the CEO added. “End-to-end encrypted voice and video calls are now deployed on Messenger, and we’re also introducing end-to-end encryption for group chats and group audio and video calls. I am proud that we continue to extend encryption to more services.

Read also: Facebook Changes Its Name To “Meta”: Five Key Things You Should Know

Just a few days ago, the company owned by Mark Zuckerberg changed its name from Facebook to Meta. Previously, social media apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger would display the “from Facebook” test at the bottom of the screen. But now the bottom screen reads ‘Meta’. All of these apps have started displaying the Meta brand now.

Read more: New “from Meta” brand starts appearing on WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and Messenger apps on Android and iOS

In another important update from the social media giant, Meta confirmed that the studio behind the VR training game Supernatural will soon be part of the business. He also said the studio will continue to work on the VR fitness app. This will help Meta’s Reality Labs “improve future hardware to support VR fitness applications.” The company sees fitness as an important aspect of life in the Metaverse and also plans to launch a Fitness Active pack for the Oculus Quest 2 headset by 2022.

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