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Meta Begins Testing End-to-End Encryption for Quest’s VR Messenger App

Meta has been pushing Messenger’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) capabilities for several years, and it’s now beginning to test E2EE communications with its Quest VR quest headsets. According to a blog post, Meta is testing optional E2EE for one-on-one messaging 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 enable the functionality if you are.

The test comes with a slew of other noteworthy new features in the v40 upgrade. New audio accessibility features include the ability to adjust the audio balance of the left and right audio channels, as well as a mono audio capability that allows you to hear the same music on both speakers.

Individual applications may now be locked behind a pattern, which might be a handy approach to limit access to apps that you don’t want your child to use. Previously, you could simply use a pattern to lock the entire headset.

In addition, as long as they’re linked through Bluetooth, you’ll be able to see visual representations of more actual keyboards in VR. With v40, you’ll be able to view representations of the Apple Magic Keyboard with numeric keypad, the Logitech K375s, and Logitech MX Keys, as well as the Logitech K830 and Apple’s Magic Keyboard while using a Quest 2 headset.

Joe Wallace
Joe Wallace
Joe Wallace is a reporter with over two decades of experience, writing about the latest and greatest technology news. With the most experience on TheOptic team, Joe strives to help highlight the most exciting developments in the technology world, as well as bring you the latest updates on new and developing technologies from around the world.
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