No default end-to-end encryption for Facebook Messenger, Instagram till 2023

Nov 23, 2021

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp's parent company -- Meta, does not plan to roll out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) by default on Messenger and Instagram till 2023. The company merged Messenger and Instagram chats last year, as a part of its plan to create a unified messaging system across all of its platforms. As per The Verge, while messages sent through Messenger and Instagram can be E2EE, that option isn't turned on by default and likely won't be until sometime in 2023. WhatsApp already supports E2EE by default. Since E2EE means only the sender and recipient will see their conversations. Meta wants to ensure that this doesn't interfere with the platform's ability to help stop criminal activity.