Meta Provides Update on Safety Options in Messenger, Instagram DMs

The rollout of end-to-end encryption was postponed until sometime in 2023

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Meta global head of safety Antigone Davis revealed in an op-ed in The Telegraph last month that end-to-end encryption across Messenger and Instagram DMs would be delayed until sometime in 2023, and she provided more color in a Newsroom post Wednesday.

In her op-ed, Davis cited concerns from child safety advocates that the move to end-to-end encryption would help abusers avoid detection.

She wrote Wednesday, “We want people to have a trusted private space that’s safe and secure, which is why we’re taking our time to thoughtfully build and implement end-to-end encryption (E2EE) by default across Messenger and Instagram DMs.



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