Earlier this year, the company was found to be paying people up to $20 a month in exchange for gaining comprehensive access to their phones.
Consequently, in recent months, the company has begun to take steps towards providing a more private platform environment. And according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook has now begun testing another privacy-focused feature.
Currently, the mode of secret conversations embedded within Facebook Messenger encrypts only text messages and does not support the same for audio or video calls. Other unsupported features are group messaging, GIFs and online payments. But now, according to Wong, Facebook has begun testing encryption for audio and video calls in secret conversations.
Testing encoded audio and video calls on Facebook in this particular way does not mean that regular audio and video calls through the platform will also be encrypted.