Chats in Google are about to get more secure according to reports as end-to-end encryption is en route.
Chats in Google Are About To Get More Secure According To Reports
Google just recently announced that it is bringing its end-to-end encryption feature to group chats in the Google messages app. The security upgrade first will be heading out to beta users being it will be rolled out more widely.
End-to-end encryption for those people that do not know simply means that no one and not even Google can read the content of messages. The feature already is supported in the Google messages app for one-to-one chats but the feature right now via The Verge will be added to group conversations as well.
Google’s Statement about the New Development
“End-to-end encryption is starting to roll out for group chats and will be available to some users in the open beta program over the coming weeks,” Google states. “This shouldn’t even be a thought – just an expectation and something anyone texting should not have to worry about.”
Google in the same announcement blog post revealed that the ability to react quickly to a message with any type of emoji is also coming to Google messages soon. And at the moment, only a couple of emojis can be used as reactions on the platform.
Google Has Continued To Push Hard For Rich Communication Services to Become the New Standard
And alongside a mention of all these new features, the tech company (Google) also continued to push hard for RCS (Rich Communication Services) to become the brand-new standard for all users. The technology which is an upgrade on SMS is at the moment widely available but it, however, has yet to be adopted by apple on its iPhones.
Google Also Acknowledged the 30th Anniversary of the SMS in Its Blog Post
The post by Google also acknowledged the 30th anniversary of the SMS which is a milestone that emphasizes just how old the technology is as well as how overdue we now are for a standard that can replace it completely.