Currently, the only application made by Meta that implements the end-to-end encryption feature by default to users is only WhatsApp. This is because WhatsApp is available as a messaging application, and the security of user messages must be guaranteed.
But recently, Antigone Davis the Director of Global Head of Safety at Meta said that his company will now bring the end-to-end encryption feature to other applications such as Messenger and Instagram.
Actually, Meta (formerly Facebook) had planned to bring the encryption feature in 2022, but the plan was postponed to 2023.
The reason Meta wants to bring an end-to-end encryption feature to the Messenger application and Instagram is to allow users to send more secure messages on the two applications.
This also means that Meta won’t be able to see the messages sent by users in the application. Consequently, this will be a new problem when Meta wants to protect users from criminal activities that occur on its platform.
Even some time ago, the British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, was against the end-to-end encryption feature because it will make it difficult to prevent violence against children.
What do you think, does this end-to-end encryption feature also have to be made available in applications such as Instagram and Messenger or is it enough on WhatsApp? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.