Meta is putting end-to-end encryption to the test for Quest's VR Messenger software

Meta is putting end-to-end encryption to the test for Quest’s VR Messenger software

Meta has been pushing Messenger’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) features for several years, and it is now testing E2EE communications with its Quest VR quest headsets. According to a blog post, Meta is testing optional E2EE for one-on-one texts and calls in VR with the latest v40 software upgrade, however, it’s unclear how many users are participating in the test or how to switch on the feature if you are.

The test is included in the v40 version, along with a slew of other important new features. There are new audio accessibility choices, such as the ability to adjust the audio balance of the left and right audio channels, as well as a mono audio function that allows you to hear the same audio on both the left and right speakers.

You’ll also be able to lock individual apps behind a pattern, which could be beneficial for preventing access to apps you don’t want your child to use. Previously, you could simply use a pattern to lock the entire headset.

Furthermore, as long as they’re connected via Bluetooth, you’ll be able to see visual representations of more real keyboards in VR. This function originally supported the Logitech K830 and Apple’s Magic Keyboard while wearing a Quest 2 headset, and with v40, you’ll be able to see representations of the Apple Magic Keyboard with numeric keypad, the Logitech K375s, and the Logitech MX Keys.

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