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Group conversations on Google Messages will finally be end-to-end encrypted

Google is celebrating 30 years of SMS by rolling out a long-awaited security feature for Google Messages. Now, group conversations on the Google Messages app will be end-to-end encrypted.

The company first announced full encryption of group chats in May at Google I/O 2022. Now, after nearly seven months, the new feature is entering beta testing and will be available to anyone registered with the Play Store software. End-to-end encryption ensures that only you and the person or people you’re messaging with can read or listen to what’s being sent, not even Google.

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Messaging apps like WhatsApp have already had this feature for group chats for a few years now, so Google has been playing catch-up.

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