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End-to-end encryption of Google messages for group chats rolled out to open beta testers, company says

End-to-end encryption of Google messages for group chats rolled out to open beta testers, company says

End-to-end encryption of Google messages for group chats rolled out to open beta testers, company says

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Google Messages now supports end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for group chats on the beta version of its messaging app. The company announced the rollout of the new security features for group chats in December and confirmed that the rollout is now complete for users who have registered to join the open beta program and test future versions of the app. messaging before their deployment. to other users. Google first announced that it would bring E2EE support for group chats at its I/O 2022 event.

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Support for Google Message group chats with E2EE is now available to all users through the open beta program, the company announced via its official Twitter account. The deployment of encrypted group chats was completed within a month. The tech giant had revealed that it would be rolling out the feature to open beta testers last month via a blog post. Users who signed up for the open beta program can now access the feature.

The search giant announced it would make group chats on the Messages app more secure by introducing end-to-end encryption support at its I/O event in May 2022. Google says Messages E2EE are private and safe because they can only be seen by the sender and receiver. No third parties, including Google, can access the content of these messages.

Google Messages beta users with E2EE enabled will be able to display a “This chat is now end-to-end encrypted” banner in their group chats. Moreover, it will also have a lock icon on the send button. Individual chats on Google Messages Messages were already protected with end-to-end encryption.

Meanwhile, Google has also announcement that it will bring more emoji reactions to RCS chats on its Messages app. He said users will soon be able to react to messages with any emoji. Not only that, but Android users will also be able to share emoji reactions with iPhone users. From now on, Google Messages users can only react using thumbs up, heart eyes, laughing, shock, crying and angry emoji on the app.

Google rolled out the new Google Messages emoji reactions to select beta users in November. The feature is expected to roll out to all users in the future. Once deployed, users will be able to see a plus icon in the emoji options. Clicking on it will bring up a full emoji picker, allowing users to choose any suitable emoji to react to.


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