Google declared that End-to-end encryption was going to its RCS messaging system a month ago. At that point, all we knew was that the rollout would start soon by means of Google’s Messages application beta. In light of our reader’s reports, that rollout for end-to-end encryption has now begun.
Security-minded folks can audit Google’s whitepaper with respect to the Messages application’s way to deal with encryption. Reports with respect to the rollout are broad, across Twitter and the Universal Profile subreddit. Despite the fact that it may not be live for everybody right now, some others claim to have had the feature in probably a few discussions for the last week or so.
For those that have it, the feature is clearly demonstrated with a new lock icon that shows up underneath the latest message in a supported conversation. A bigger tip-like brief may likewise seem to bring up the feature when it’s empowered. Google’s whitepaper claims that the lock icon will likewise show up on the Send button.
In light of reports (and true to form), the feature is restricted to those in the Messages beta for now, and both parties in supported RCS-based discussions should be enrolled. In spite of the fact that it hasn’t been tested that we’ve seen, the feature isn’t relied upon to work for group talks at this time.