Facebook has introduced a new feature where the site will now send PGP-encrypted emails alerting users about private messages, password changes, and other account notifications. Also Read - WhatsApp announces rollout of end-to-end encrypted backups for Android, iOS
According to the Verge, some notifications that Facebook will send may be sensitive or involve a sensitive account while encryption will ensure no one can read the content of the messages without the key. Also Read - Facebook launches Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses alongside new Facebook View app
Users who wish to receive encrypted emails can upload a public key in the Contact Info section of the About page. Also Read - WhatsApp multi-device for iPad users in the works, release expected soon
Facebook will also display users’ PGP fingerprint as part of the contact info, in case Facebookwants to send encrypted mail.