Facebook tests for new secret messaging feature

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Facebook tests for new secret messaging feature

One of our favourite messaging App is messenger which we use to connect with our Facebook friends. But sometime , we may worry that someone can see our personal messages , logging into another device. So , to overcome this , Facebook has come up with new technique to support conversations about sensitive topics.

Facebook has rolled out end-to-end encryptions for messages app , which makes it users conversations completely private. Along with end-to-end encryption feature , it has been with secret conversations, which allows users to send messages in a way that , not even officials can intercept it.

Messenger app

But this feature is just to put test for some users only. If you are lucky enough you may experience the end-to-end encryption and secret messages through messenger app.

Rest of the users can experience secret messages feature sooner , the company mentioned in a Facebook newsroom. Conversations on messages will not be encrypted by itself , but you need to require you to choose as end-to-end encrypted and secret conversations is an opt-in feature.

What can secret conversation offer and how does it work.

If you are sharing some private and important information with your trusted friends , you can opt-in for secret messages feature , so that the conversations which had done with your friends will be deleted after certain time , say 30 minutes. Those messages can be viewed only in a single device of each user participant.

Drawbacks in secret conversations.

Rather than in secret messages you can send photos , videos ,  GIF or make payments in normal conversations but in secret conversation you can’t share videos , nor make payments but you can still send photos as well.

In secret conversation , chat can be viewed only once in one device , and you can’t view in mobile messaging app if you had viewed already in web browser and vice versa.Actually, it is a signal protocol developed by non-profit open whisper system , which has already used in WhatsApp and Google.

Facebook chief security officer tweeted that , encryption opt in feature on messages was small test for now with an aim to get feedback from people about what works best.

 

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