Google’s end-to-end encryption for Android messages

Important highlights –

  • Google is testing a new feature for Android messages
  • It will be coming end-to-end encryption for Android texts
  • On other chat platforms, it has become a privacy standard

Google recently said that it would add a significant protection feature to its Android messaging application to make texting safer. The search giant is testing end-to-end encryption, which protects messages as the content is sent starting with one phone then to another so they can’t be perused by Google or other outsiders or third party.

Last year, once Google released the RSC, however, end-to-end encryption was notably absent. The feature has become a security standard in tec messaging apps, including WhatsApp, Apple’s iMessage, and Messenger from Facebook. At this point, Google called it a genuinely complicated topic and stated that there are technical complexities.

A year ago, Google redid text messaging on Android telephones, adding present-day features like typing indicators and read receipts. The update was made conceivable by a technology named or Rich Communication Services or, in short, RCS, intended to replace SMS, a robust, however, drained convention that is over 25 years of age. Google on Thursday said it’s finished its rollout of RCS universally.

This month, Google will start testing the privacy feature and keep rolling it out one year from now. Now Google is gradually carrying the feature to its Android Messages app. It will not be available for group threads but, at first, only be available in one-on-one chats. On phones, if both users have enabled RCS features, then automatically, end-to-end encryption will be turned on.

For Google’s overall business, Android’s services strength is important as the operating system serves as the gateway to the other services of the company, such as maps and search, and more. The end-to-end encryption launch is a significant expansion to messaging on Android that is the planet’s most popular mobile operating system. Around nine out of each 10 smartphones are dispatched to run on the software. 

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Lewis Will is a self-professed security expert, He is expertise in making people aware of the security threats. His Passion is to write about cryptography, malware,Cyber security, social engineering, internet. He writes for microsoft office products