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Facebook is revamping the privacy feature of Messenger so its one billion users can keep their conversations private.

In a Facebook post published on Friday, the company informed about ‘Secret Conversations’ with an end to end encryption that is being tested across Messenger.

Currently, Facebook can monitor whatever you say to people in your network over Messenger, but with the new feature, the things will be changed for the corporation as well.

“Today we are beginning to roll out a new option within Messenger to better support conversations about sensitive topics,” Facebook wrote.

The secret conversations on Messenger are designed to give Facebook users more confidence when discussing personal information like illness or health issue with trusted friends and the family member or transferring financial information to an accountant.

The secret conversations on Messenger can only be read on the sender and the receiver’s device.

“We recognize that experience may not be right for everyone,” Facebook stated. “It’s also important to note that in secret conversations we don’t currently support rich content like GIFs and videos, making payments, or other popular Messenger features.”

Messenger users can preset the timing for how long a secret conversation message stays visible. Facebook said this feature would be launched more probably across the summer after early testing.

Facebook will not be able to read the secret conversations on Messenger, and this may annoy the law enforcement agencies who want to keep an eye on what suspected criminals have been communicating.


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