Meta is testing end-to-end encryption for Quest’s VR Messenger app

Meta is testing end-to-end encryption for Quest’s VR Messenger app


Meta has been on a multiyear push with Messenger’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) options, and it’s now beginning to check E2EE messaging with its Quest VR quest headsets. With the brand new v40 software program replace, Meta is testing non-compulsory E2EE for one-on-one messages and calls in VR, in keeping with a weblog publish, although it’s unclear how many individuals are included within the check or the best way to activate the function in case you are.

The check arrives alongside a bunch of different notable new options within the v40 replace. There are new audio accessibility choices, together with the flexibility to tweak the audio steadiness of the left and proper audio channels and a mono audio function that permits you to hear the identical audio on the left and proper audio system.

You’ll additionally now be capable to lock particular person apps behind a sample, which could possibly be a helpful method to forestall entry to apps that you simply don’t need a youngster to play with. Beforehand, you could possibly solely lock the complete headset behind a sample.

Right here’s what the brand new per-app lock sample function seems to be like.
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As well as, you’ll now be capable to see visible representations of extra bodily keyboards in VR so long as they’re related through Bluetooth. This function first supported the Logitech K830 and Apple’s Magic Keyboard whereas utilizing a Quest 2 headset, and with v40, you’ll be capable to see representations of the Apple Magic Keyboard with numeric keypad, the Logitech K375s, and Logitech MX Keys.


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