13 December 2016
Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular messaging apps these days. The company launched a cut-down version of Messenger with no video, voice and payment features last month. As per the latest report, Facebook messenger now supports end-to-end encryption feature. WhatsApp introduced the same feature back in April, for enhanced protection. Now, all 900 million Facebook messenger users will get the encryption feature.
Back in June, it was reported that Facebook Messenger will get encryption mode in coming months. The feature was termed as “Secret Conversations” and was only available for selected number of users, now they are expanding it to all other users. End-to-End encryption is getting more attention and guarantee of user privacy creates new concerns for the government. With this new feature, only the sender and receiver will be able to see the message. Not even Facebook could see the messages.
Users can set time limits on the app using the “Secret Conversations” feature, that will delete the messages after a pre-determined amount of time. This would let you pass highly confidential messages through Facebook without any issues. Those who wish to encrypt their conversation need to switch on the feature in the app’s settings menu. The feature is now available both on Android and iOS. Update the app as soon as possible to experience this security feature.