Concerns over Facebook’s privacy aren’t something new as the company has found itself in discussion over last couple of years for all sorts of negative reasons. For instance, few months earlier the company was paying people up to $20 a month to have access to their smartphones. Despite that, the company has been working to bringing more privacy-oriented features to its products. According to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook is currently testing a feature geared towards privacy on its Messenger.
In a recent tweet, Wong revealed that Facebook is working to bring Encryption service to secret audio and video calls made within Messenger. As of now, the secret conversation is only limited to text messages.
Facebook Messenger is testing Video/Audio calls over Secret Conversation pic.twitter.com/aNgnvtzsBf
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 31, 2019
While the change will be certainly welcome one, it’s unlikely that the introduction will garner much attention. Despite its privacy-oriented nature, the secret conversation isn’t particularly popular among users. Regardless of that, it’s a welcome change to see Facebook is testing encryption for audio and video calls within the secret conversation.