Google Messages end-to-end encryption no longer in beta

15 June 2021
Google first announced secure messaging back in November, but the feature is now available to all Messages users.

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  • Charlie9834

Anonymous, 17 Jun 2021No service keeps a key to their customers chat history with... moreGoogle can't keep or get the keys or even metadata as messages are sent through your carrier's servers. Google can never get their hand on it (including the metadata

  • Charlie9834

Inve, 22 Jun 2021Small detail: Google will have copies of the encryption keys. Dude, does the software work. Messages are actually sent through your carrier service's servers

  • Inve

Small detail: Google will have copies of the encryption keys.

  • Anonymous

Dogspurt, 16 Jun 2021Does Google have access to the encryption keys? I think I&#... moreNo service keeps a key to their customers chat history with them ever if they are told to have e2e encryption. Google has not commented any sort data collection like whatsapp until now, so we should believe might be the second alternative to IMing

  • Anonymous

Why is it still not available in group chat ? I feel like it has something to do with law & enforcement issues

  • ChaRliE8593

Someone, 16 Jun 2021They also have a separate Chat appI meant messages

  • ChaRliE8593

Someone, 16 Jun 2021They also have a separate Chat appIts not related to this app in any way then why worry

  • Anonymous

Yeah right. The NSA have extremely big server farm, and advanced processing technology division (see wired article years back) to easily crack normal encryption.

How do you safely pass a key?

Notice they are trying to force it to go through wifi where the stream. Does this go through Google servers? Where the NSA have infrastructure (see articles on court cases some years ago, which were settled, and then after privacy dropped off a cliff).

Notice the undermining compromises on using it through regular infrastructure. Why use that, when you can tie people to your platform, and leave normal messaging infrastructure die. Already,, many phones don't support 'video calls'.

  • Lexx

Anonymous, 16 Jun 2021Why do they keep adding bloat to the messages app instead o... moreWhy is having RCS enabled making bloat, now I can send stuff to my friends and family (or others when they enable it) without having to use WhatsApp, I don't have to use a separate app and why would I want to use a separate app

  • Someone

Anonymous, 16 Jun 2021Why do they keep adding bloat to the messages app instead o... moreThey also have a separate Chat app

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Jun 2021Is the hangouts app going to get fixed Any time soon becau... moreHangouts is going down

  • Dogspurt

Does Google have access to the encryption keys? I think I'll stay with the established privacy focused alternatives.

  • Anonymous

Why do they keep adding bloat to the messages app instead of having a separate chat app. Thank God I switched away from stock android.

  • KarlosFirst

Anonymous, 16 Jun 2021Frankly, I don't know why it took them so long. Apple ... moreYou're so right mister I was so sad when ms anounce the news of discontinuing MSN messenger, to me it was the best messenger of all time!,I don't know who was the stupid idea of terming it into Skype,

  • Anonymous

notafanboy, 16 Jun 2021Want a cookie? :)Is the hangouts app going to get fixed
Any time soon because it is important
To me

SpiritWolf, 16 Jun 2021Try what exactly? Ask a question? Anyway, i am too lazy to ... moreMaybe don't assume stupid crap next time.

notafanboy, 16 Jun 2021Lol, no. Feel free to try again.Try what exactly? Ask a question? Anyway, i am too lazy to go through comments on various articles (probably about Harmony OS) to check it out, i must take your word.

SpiritWolf, 16 Jun 2021Weren't you one of them who lately cried a river how C... moreLol, no. Feel free to try again.

notafanboy, 16 Jun 2021Want a cookie? :)Weren't you one of them who lately cried a river how China is collecting data?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Jun 2021wow... Now , only Google can decrypt and read our messages... moreYou don't get it. Look up what end-to-end encryption is.