July 3, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google intends to roll out end-to-end encryption for group conversations in Messages.
  • The security feature for group chats will go live in late 2022.
  • Google Messages introduced the feature to individual chats in December 2020.

Google announced today at its I/O 2022 event that it is adding support for end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to group chats in the Messages app as part of an effort to improve its security for larger conversations.

In a blog post, Google stated that E2EE would be available in group conversations later this year via an open beta. This means that nobody, including your carrier or Google, will be able to read the content of your group messages.