“Today I’m delighted to announce that we are rolling out default end-to-end encryption for personal messages and calls on Messenger and Facebook,” Meta VP of Messenger Loredana Crisan wrote yesterday. Meta held firm, telling Ars in April that “We don’t think people want us reading their private messages” and that the plan to make end-to-end encryption the default in Facebook Messenger would be completed before the end of 2023. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in 2019 that the company planned to “Implement end-to-end encryption across all of our messaging services.” The Meta-owned WhatsApp already had end-to-end encryption enabled by default, and users could enable the security technology on Messenger.

Source: Meta defies FBI opposition to encryption, brings E2EE to Facebook, Messenger