Facebook Challenges Apple For Control Of The Next Major Battleground

The news that Facebook is working on encrypting end-to-end communication in its chat client is another sign that messaging is the next major battleground online. End-to-end encryption is increasingly being seen as a desirable product for many users of IM platforms, and the addition of this feature should be seen as Facebook emphatically planting a flag to say ‘we are here in this space and we plan to dominate it’. Apple needs to watch out.