Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By SiteProNews (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

‘Secret Conversations’ Now Live on Facebook Messenger

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 23:38
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

Facebook has launched one-on-one encrypted conversations for its iOS and Android Messenger app.

The new feature, appropriately named Secret Conversations, permits Messenger users to send end-to-end encrypted messages to their contacts. And the messages can only be read on one device belonging to the recipient. Both users must have the latest version of Messenger for Secret Conversations to work, however.

“That means the messages are intended just for you and the other person — not anyone else, including us,” Facebook said in a blog post.  “Within a secret conversation, you can also choose to set a timer to control the length of time each message you send remains visible within the conversation. Our technology uses the Signal Protocol developed by Open Whisper Systems.”

Secret Conversations is not set by default  because, as Facebook points out, the “experience may not be right for everyone,”  so users must manually enable encryption each time they wish to use it. Users can also opt to have a particular message expire once five seconds has elapsed and up to 24 hours.

While Secret Conversations supports emojis, stickers and photos, it is not yet compatible with the use of GIFs and videos or making payments.

Facebook began testing Secret Conversations with a small group of users back in July and will continue to work on improving the feature’s functionality.


The post ‘Secret Conversations’ Now Live on Facebook Messenger appeared first on SiteProNews.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.