Another Delay for Facebook Messenger End-to-end Encryption till 2023

Meta’s Facebook, won’t finish making your chats on Facebook Messenger and Instagram end-to-end encrypted until 2023, according to its global safety chief.

Antigone Davis wrote in the UK newspaper The Sunday Telegraph about the company’s efforts to preserve childrens’ safety on its platforms.

“We’re taking our time to get this right and we don’t plan to finish the global rollout of end-to-end encryption by default across all our messaging services until sometime in 2023,” Davis said.

In April, Davis told The Telegraph that the company would finish making Facebook and Instagram messenger end-to-end encrypted by 2022 at the earliest.

Davis wrote in The Sunday Telegraph: “We believe people shouldn’t have to choose between privacy and safety, which is why we are building strong safety measures into our plans and engaging with privacy and safety experts, civil society and governments to make sure we get this right.”

End-to-end encryption means that only senders and recipients are able to view the messages they send to one another.

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