Facebook and Instagram’s plans to implement end-to-end encryption have been postponed due to a controversy over child safety. Meta – as Facebook’s parent firm is now known – stated that encryption for the chat within apps would begin in 2023. This procedure ensures that only the sender and receiver have access to messages, but not law enforcement or Meta. Child protection groups and lawmakers, on the other hand, have cautioned that it could impede police investigations into child abuse.

By 2023, Meta expects Facebook and Instagram to encrypt.
By 2023, Meta expects Facebook and Instagram to encrypt.

Children’s advocacy group NSPCC has said that private texting is the “first line of child sexual abuse,” citing a recent study.” Severely hinder” law enforcement in pursuit of illegal conduct, including online child sex abuse, UK Home Secretary ‘’Priti Patel’’ said earlier this year.