Android Messages app supports end-to-end encryption
“End-to-end encryption” (E2EE) is a feature that many instant messaging applications have begun to support in recent years. It can make the transmission of information more secure. At present, Apple iMessage already supports end-to-end encryption. Now, the Android Messages app supports E2EE.
However, the end-to-end encryption feature of the Android Messages app is only applicable to one-to-one conversations, and group chats are not yet supported. After the user turns on the RCS option in the settings, when transmitting information, a lock button appears next to the send button, indicating that end-to-end encryption has been turned on.
End-to-end encryption has gradually become mainstream. In addition to the updated Android Messages app and Apple iMessage, other instant messaging applications including Telegram, Signal, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, LINE, and Wire already support this technology.
Prior to this, the Android Messages beta version has been testing the end-to-end encryption function of the messaging app. Google will push this new feature to users within this week, and the end-to-end encryption will also be pushed to users.