Microsoft Teams will support end-to-end encryption in the first half of the year

Based on privacy and security considerations, some communication software currently supports end-to-end encryption. End-to-end encryption helps prevent attackers from monitoring and stealing information.

Microsoft Teams, Microsoft’s team collaboration software, also supports this feature. Microsoft recently announced that the end-to-end encryption for 1:1 unscheduled Teams calls in Microsoft Team will be tested in the first half of the year.

At that time, business users can use this feature to protect corporate confidential information from being leaked, and Microsoft also plans to allow corporate outbound calls to use end-to-end encrypted calls.

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Of course, since it is end-to-end encryption, the chat history and call content cannot be saved, that is, all information will be automatically cleared after the end-to-end encryption session ends.

Microsoft stated that this feature will be provided to corporate users as an optional feature, and corporate users can enable this service if they want to discuss content involving trade secrets.

Any sessions conducted after the service is enabled will not be stolen by Microsoft or attackers. Whether to use this function or not depends entirely on whether the enterprise needs this function.

As for the specific release time, Microsoft did not clearly specify that the company plans to preview it for corporate users at some point in the first half of the year, that is, conduct testing.

After the test is completed, it will be launched for all Microsoft Teams corporate users. Interested corporate users can follow the new version of the application.

Via: theverge