Google Will Roll Out End-to-End Encryption for Messages App
Posted on November 19th, 2020 by Kyle Torpey and filed under Online Privacy.
According to a Google company blog post, Android users who use the Messages app for texting will soon have access to end-to-end encryption for one-on-one chats. The new feature will roll out to beta testers starting this month.
“We’re continually improving security protections to safeguard your privacy and will be rolling out end-to-end encryption, starting with one-on-one RCS conversations between people using Messages,” reads the Google blog post. “End-to-end encryption is only available when both you and the person you’re messaging have Messages installed and chat features on.”
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