Instagram makes encrypted chats available in Russia and Ukraine

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As part of a series of actions that Meta is taking in response to the conflict in Ukraine, the company also announced that it is making available the encrypted chat on Instagram for all adultsboth in Ukraine that in Russia. Let’s find out more details together.

Encrypted chats are available on Instagram in Russia and Ukraine

the chat with end-to-end encryption are now also available on Instagram but only for resident adult users Russia e Ukraine. According to Meta revealed, Instagram users will be notified of this new feature through a notification. The social network will tell them that, if they want, they can switch to an encrypted conversation.

Other Meta-owned apps, including Messenger e WhatsApphave already offered the end-to-end encryption. On WhatsApp it is available by default. However, the default end-to-end encryption it will not come completely on Messenger until 2023.

The company explained its decision to make the safety features available in both Ukraine and Russia. He suggested that it is necessary to protect the Russian activists who take sides against the war. Nick Clegg, Meta president for global affairs, said:

Prominent Russian creators and influencers, activists and musicians, are using Facebook and Instagram to access information and speak out against the invasion. We want them to continue to be able to do this. And we want people in Russia to continue to be able to listen to President Zelenskyy and others in Ukraine.

Over the course of these days, Meta has made several changes to its services. Changes they are not limited only to encrypted Instagram chats. The company also launched security features for users in Ukraine e Russiaincluding the ability for people to block their Facebook profile and remove the possibility of view and search your friend lists.

The “lock profile” function was first launched in 2020 as safety option for women in India. Prevents Facebook users from view posts and the photos of people they are not friends withand does not allow viewing of these users’ profile pictures or cover photos.