Its very recently that WhatsApp was questioned for its privacy policies, and as a result of which the end-to-end chat encryption was brought about ensuring the users' safety.
After WhatsApp, its Facebook Messengers turn. The social media platform has been working for months together to bright out the end-to-end encryption for its Messenger users. The day has finally arrived.
Let us see how to have a secret conversation of Facebook with this new feature.
Chat Secretly on Facebook
With the end-to-end encryption chat on Facebook, users can now chat secretly. Yes, what a user converse with the other remains within them and even Facebook can't view it.
All About the New Facebook Feature
Unlike on WhastApp, the Facebook Messenger users will have the option to either chat secretly with their friends or can also follow the old method of chatting.
Turning the chat into a secret conversation, the users can even choose the duration for the chat to last which ranges from 5 seconds to up to 1 day.
The new feature uses the Signal Protocol developed by Open Whisper Systems which encrypts the messages for a while and then the chat automatically disappears.
Disadvantages of the Facebook Secret Conversation
Unlike that of the normal conversation on Facebook, the secret conversation doesn't allow the users to send GIF files as well as videos. However, the new feature allows the user to send pictures, messages, and stickers.
How to Chat Secretly on Facebook
#1 Open Facebook Messenger
#2 Go to the menu on the top right corner of the chatbox
#3 Click on Secret Conversation option and Toggle it ON
#4 A secret conversations page will appear, click on OK
#5 Enjoy the chatting with your friend secretly
Note: The user is required to change the chat to secret conversation separately for individual friends.