Facebook’s native chat is due to be silenced: Facebook’s reportedly going to kill it off, forcing users to instead use Messenger.
Rumor has it that Facebook Messenger will also offer the option of end-to-end encryption sometime in the next few months.
The Guardian, relying on input from three unnamed sources close to the project, earlier this week reported the end-to-end encryption news. Facebook hasn’t confirmed it, declining to comment on rumors or speculation.
The timing of these two things isn’t clear, but it would make sense for them to coincide – kill the native chat app just as a more privacy-protecting version of Messenger is ready to pull users in.https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/06/03/is-facebook-making-end-to-end-encryption-on-messenger-opt-in-only/