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No plans on default end-to-end encryption for Facebook Messenger, Instagram until 2023

Washington [US]: 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 until 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.As per a source, Antigone Davis, Meta’s head of safety, attributed the delay to concerns about user safety. Since E2EE means only the sender and recipient will see their conversations, Davis said Meta wants to ensure that this doesn’t interfere with the platform’s ability to help stop criminal activity.Once E2EE does become available by default, Davis noted that…