Accordingly, 3rd parties, including Facebook, will not be able to access the content of the conversation between the two users. The message will automatically disappear after a certain amount of time.
Notably, Mark Zuckerberg – CEO of Meta – shared on his personal page about the screenshot notification feature in end-to-end encrypted chats.
This feature is quite familiar to Snapchat users. If you join a secret chat, Messenger notifies the user if someone takes a screenshot of the chat.
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook Messenger now adds new features to end-to-end encrypted chat mode. The new update will add GIFs (animations), stickers and reaction emoticons.
Users can also press and hold to reply or forward a message. In addition, encrypted chats will support badges for authenticated accounts.
By default, Facebook Messenger chats are not end-to-end encrypted. Users must enable this feature if they want to join secret chats.
Meta had promised to update this feature as early as 2022. However, the company changed its plans and pushed it back to 2023.
“We’re working on the feature implementation to make sure there aren’t any bugs. By default, end-to-end encrypted chat on all apps won’t be implemented until around 2023,” Meta said.
Facebook first introduced self-destructing messages in November 2020 for both Messenger and Instagram. The move is part of a larger effort to provide additional protection across the company’s messaging platforms, with WhatsApp receiving a similar feature a few weeks ago.
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