Facebook: Will this new policy really tighten its security?
The social media giant has again made a big move, and that’s also when the year was about to end. This time it was messenger’s turn. Facebook has recently made some changes to tighten their grip on Messenger. According to the reports, the Messenger requires new people to sign up on it via their Facebook account. This policy effectively forced them to reveal true identities and tie their communications to their social networking profile.
Earlier this was reported by VentureBeat.
“The vast majority of people who are using Messenger are already log in through Facebook and we just want to simplify the process,” said a Facebook spokeswoman in a statement.
“Existing Messenger accounts which are not tied to Facebook profiles won’t need to make any changes, at least not for now,” she added.
During 2015, Facebook let their users sign up on Messanger with their phone number only, instead of a profile.
The change was made as Facebook wants to tie Messenger closely with it’s Instagram photo-sharing site and WhatsApp text message replacement service. While making these changes, Facebook said that communications between these 3 platforms, which are owned by them, will be encrypted end-to-end, meaning only the sender and the receiver will be able to view the messages. This step will tighten the whole security of all platforms Facebook owns.
Connecting these 3 massive social networks more tightly isn’t the only thing Facebook does. They also share the information about their plan of making their communication services generally more private, moving to private group chats and person-to-person communications instead of the public broadcast “news feed” style the company’s become known for.
“I believe the future is private,” said Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of FACEBOOK) earlier this year. “This is the next chapter for our services.”
Will this new policy be able to make its security stronger or will this be again just a fail try like every year? Please share your beliefs in the given section below.