If you happen to rely on Microsoft Teams for your video calls, then you might be happy to learn that Microsoft has announced that they will be making end-to-end encryption for one-on-one video calls more widely available to users of its Teams platform.
The feature was initially announced and unveiled in October as a public preview, but if you weren’t part of that preview, don’t worry because it will now be available for pretty much all users. According to Microsoft, “As a reminder, by default end-to-end encryption will not be available to all users within the tenant. Once IT has configured the policy and enabled it for selected users, those selected users will still need to turn on end-to-end encryption in their Teams settings. IT retains the ability to disable E2EE for one-to-one Teams calls as necessary.”
It’s actually surprising that Microsoft took this long to introduce end-to-end encryption for video calls, especially when other platforms such as Zoom already offer the feature, but we suppose better late than never.