Meta announced several new features coming to the Messenger chat app. Along with that, the company has also confirmed that it will soon bring end-to-end encryption by default. The company claims that this new update will bring the best user experience for Message application.
End-to-End Encrypted backup on Messenger
One of the key features coming to the Messenger app soon is end-to-end encryption. The company revealed that it has begun testing a feature called secure storage. This feature will back up your messages and will keep them safe in case you lose your phone or want to restore your message history on a newly supported device. “Secure storage means we won’t have access to your messages, unless you choose to report them to us,” the company added.
There will be two end-to-end encrypted options for accessing your backups: generate a PIN or generate a code, both of which you’ll need to save. You can also choose to restore your Messenger chats through third-party cloud services.
“We will begin testing secure memory this week on Android and iOSbut the feature is not yet available on www.messenger.com, desktop Messenger or unencrypted end-to-end chats,” Meta said in a blog post.
In addition to secure storage, Meta also announced several features for the Messenger app. The company introduced a security feature called Code Verify. It is an open source web browser extension available on Chrome, FireFox and Microsoft Edge. It automatically verifies the authenticity of the code when using www.messenger.com. This will allow you to confirm the effectiveness of our end-to-end encryption security by showing that your web code has not been tampered with or altered.