Fb has began to roll out a beta replace of its Messenger app for Home windows 11 and Home windows 10. The beta replace takes the app as much as model 1318.104.22.168 and it additionally provides a brand new look. In line with a report by TechRadar, with the replace, the corporate has additionally began utilizing the native Common Home windows Platform (UWP) as a substitute of its personal customized controls. Fb-owned messaging platform WhatsApp additionally just lately began to make use of UWP for its PC app.
With the brand new design, the app now resembles the look of different Home windows 11 apps. Final week, Google rolled out the steady model of Chrome 96 internet browser and it additionally now incorporates an identical design language as of Home windows 11 on menu gadgets and different UI parts. Essentially the most noticeable change that the app will get is within the efficiency.
Switching to UWP has reportedly accelerated the efficiency of the app dramatically. The corporate has additionally managed to cut back the scale of the app by 100MB. You may expertise the enhancements by updating the app solely when you’ve got signed up for the beta program.
This week Fb additionally introduced that it’s delaying end-to-end encryption of customers’ messages on Messenger and Instagram. The transfer was introduced by Antigone Davis, Fb’s head of security by means of a put up in The Telegraph.
“We’re taking our time to get this proper and we do not plan to complete the worldwide rollout of end-to-end encryption by default throughout all our messaging providers till someday in 2023,” Antigone Davis wrote in The Telegraph.
“As an organization that connects billions of individuals world wide and has constructed industry-leading expertise, we’re decided to guard folks’s non-public communications and maintain folks protected on-line,” added.
With E2EE solely the sender and recipient will see their conversations, the agency desires to make sure that this doesn’t intervene with the platform’s skill to assist cease legal exercise.