Meta delays end to end encrypted messages on Facebook, Instagram to 2023

  • Meta-owned Facebook Messenger and Instagram are delaying plans to encrypt users’ messages until 2023.
  • Facebook had first started rolling out encryption to its Messenger service back in 2016, but it only works when users use the Secret Conversation feature on the service.
  • Meta is also planning to unify the infrastructure behind the three messaging platforms – Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram Direct.


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