Meta also known as Facebook, announced plans on Thursday to try out a new security feature that will allow backups
The announcement comes shortly after Facebook has handed over Messenger chat logs in the hands of Nebraska police
in the course of the investigation of an abortion that was allegedly illegal. Meta spokeswoman Andy Stone said
Andy Stone said the feature was in development for some time, and isn't connected to the Nebraska investigation.
End-to end encryption makes sure that two parties are able to communicate securely , by scrambling data to ensure
messages can only be accessible by both the person sending them as well as the recipient. Secure storage allows users to save
end-to end secured Messenger conversations in the event they wish to restore their chat history on a different device.
Facebook won't be able to access these messages. Users are able to create a PIN generated code, or make use of a
third-party cloud service to retrieve their messages. The feature will be rolling out for Android as well as iOS gadgets this week however