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In a Facebook post, Mark Zuckerberg revealed several ways that he intends to make the platform and its messaging services more privacy-focused.
“I understand that many people don’t think Facebook can or would even want to build this kind of privacy-focused platform — because frankly we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services,” Zuckerberg admitted.
The company claims that it will focus on end-to-end encryption for messages, intimate places to interact online privately and secure data storage.
Facebook also intends on “reducing permanence”, meaning it will not store things like messages and stories “longer than people want them”.
Finally, the company has seemingly confirmed that it will merge messaging apps by giving the platform “interoperability”.
“People should be able to use any of our apps to reach their friends, and they should be able to communicate across networks easily and securely,” it said.
Zuckerberg did not mention when these new interactions will be implemented.
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