Facebook recently announced that it would be adding end to end encryption for the video and voice calls in the Messenger app. In a blog post, the company announced that it would be rolling out the new change along with some new controls for the disappearing messages feature.
Back in 2016, Facebook added a secret conversation feature to the Messenger app, and first introduced and to end encryption for the text messages, which now also supports calls. This new feature is being introduced because of the increase of voice and video calls on the platform. According to Facebook, its Messenger app now has over 150 million video calls each day.
Another messaging app that’s owned by Facebook– WhatsApp, already provides users with and to end encryption which prevents anyone except the sender and receiver from seeing any of the encrypted data. A number of other video calling apps and platforms, such as FaceTime, Zoom, as well as Signal, offer their users and to end encryption for their video calls.
This new safety feature comes after Facebook has been battling data privacy scandals for the last few years, with chilling reports. Analyses ranging from the company being able to see personal information from its users, to sharing it with third-party companies, have significantly damaged Facebook’s reputation. Fortunately, this new data safety feature is more than welcome by users of the Facebook messenger app, which has been introduced with a small PR campaign.
When companies are looking to launch a new product, or a service, they should first start by creating a public relations launch plan, which will help them tell the company’s story to the market.
Goals and Strategies
The first step in creating a PR launch plan is to establish the goals that are going to be accomplished with that plan. This includes knowing the target audience for the new solution, which publications will potentially talk about the launch, as well as other goals such as driving more traffic to the company website or being interviewed by notable journalists or media outlets.
In order to receive any sort of media attention, a company should have at least one attention grabbing story to tell the public. That means instead of sharing details surrounding all of the different features the new product will have, and the company should talk about how it can solve a problem that consumers already have.
Giveaways, Events, and Influencer Campaigns
Another great way to generate more buzz and attention around a company’s new solution is by creating a giveaway that involves the target audience, where people can win a prize for participating. Companies can also host a product launch event or a party to celebrate the launch of the new solution. Additionally, there’s always the option for companies that have bigger promotional budgets to work with influencers in promotional campaigns that would support anew product launch.
This way, a company can drive both attention as well as business results for its new product, while also generating a positive brand reputation with the target audience.