Updating and encryption
In a paper posted online on Thursday, April 27, Facebook security researchers ...more An updated version of Facebook’s widely successful Messenger app now lets users of the world’s largest social network to communicate privately across multiple devices, Facebook said Thursday.Every year, when Brian and I would plan projects to work on, we always talked about improving and evolving this original "text only" status feature.We are excited to announce that, coinciding with Whats App's 8th birthday on February 24, we are reinventing the status feature.As we celebrate this milestone, we’re committed more than ever to bringing you more useful features to enjoy, while delivering the reliability, simplicity, and security you expect with Whats App. It was just eight years ago, in February 2009, when we started writing the first lines of code for what would eventually become Whats App.
All options will be evaluated at the instance level.
Facebook referred The Washington Times to a white paper containing the technical specifications involving “Secret Conversation” when reached for further comment Thursday.
About 1.2 billion Facebook account holders were considered monthly Messenger users as of April 2017, up from 200 million only three years earlier.
Starting today, we are rolling out an update to status, which allows you to share photos and videos with your friends and contacts on Whats App in an easy and secure way.
Yes, even your status updates are end-to-end encrypted.