As part of the Google I/O keynote, Google talked a bit about its Messages app and the way many individuals are utilizing RCS by it, earlier than pitching (as soon as once more) to Apple that it ought to take into consideration implementing the messaging know-how, with out naming them. What they didn’t point out on stage was that they plan to additional increase on Google Messages and its encryption efforts inside RCS.
In slightly notice despatched to press, Google confirmed that Google Messages will get end-to-end encryption for group messages “later this 12 months.”
That is welcomed information, since Google Messages at the moment solely does end-to-end encryption in single, person-to-person chats. It has done this for well over a year now, and we had been beginning to surprise what the hold-up was on group chats. Whereas we’re nonetheless going to have to attend for group encryption, at the very least we all know it’s coming.
Encryption for group chats will first arrive in Google Messages by way of beta. In the event you haven’t signed-up for Messages beta but, you may as properly – it at all times will get new options first. You’ll be able to sign-up for it here.