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Messenger calls get encryption

Facebook Messenger is adding End-to-End Encryption or E2EE for voice and video calls. The company has also updated controls for disappearing messages. The social media giant has announced the new update in a blog post.

“People expect their messaging apps to be secure and private, and with these new features, we’re giving them more control over how private they want their calls and chats to be. In the past year, we’ve seen a surge in the use of audio and video calling with more than 150 million video calls a day on Messenger. Now we’re introducing calling to this chat mode so you can secure your audio and video calls with this same technology if you choose,” Ruth Kricheli, director of product management for Messenger, said in a blog post on Friday.