Facebook announced a new update for its popular Messenger app that will finally bring end-to-end encryption to voice and video calls. Additionally, Facebook said that it is rolling out updated controls for disappearing messages. Both features will help make Messenger more secure for those who take advantage of them.
Facebook has long realized the value in offering end-to-end encryption, as the option to encrypt text chats has been in the app since 2016. However, the company is now rolling out the same level of privacy and security to voice and video chats.
The company claims that it handles more than 150 million video calls per day on Messenger, so providing the option to encrypt them is a smart move.