THE Facebook announced this Thursday, the 27th, several new features for the encrypted conversations of messengerthe messaging app/service of social network. Some already known messenger traditional, but that will bring more fun experiences to the use of end-to-end encrypted chat. The main one is that the feature is now fully implemented and can be activated by users. The second most important (or perhaps even more important than the cryptography) is the notification of screenshots in encrypted conversations.
What’s New in Messenger Encrypted Chats
- End-to-End Encrypted Group Chats and Calls in Messenger: Last year, we announced that we started testing end-to-end encryption for group chats, including voice and video calls. We are pleased to announce that this feature has been fully implemented. Now, you can connect with your friends and family privately and securely.
- Screenshot Notifications: Temporary messages are now available in end-to-end encrypted chats, and we’re rolling out a new notification for when someone takes a screenshot of your temporary messages. We think it’s important that you use encrypted chats and feel safe, so we want to keep you posted if anyone takes screenshots of your temporary messages. We’ve started rolling out this feature and it will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.
- GIFs and Stickers: GIFs and stickers are now available for a richer experience and to help you express yourself in your end-to-end encrypted chats.
- Reactions: With reactions, you can tap and press a message to open the reaction selection and choose between: ? You can also double tap on a message to reply with “heart” in it.
- Replies: You can now reply to specific messages in your end-to-end encrypted chats by pressing text or swiping to reply.
- Tap and hold to reply: Press and hold a message to reply. Your reply will include a copy of the original message.
- Swipe to reply: You can also swipe the message you want to reply to.
Zuckerberg’s Facebook ad generated curious comment
Mark Zuckerberg announced the news on your profile on Facebook. The warning feature screenshot received a curious question
“What if someone uses another cell phone to take a picture of the conversation?”
For the answer to the above question, none were from the Facebook or from Zuckerberg. Sure, the functionality is good, but it won’t make your messages secure if someone takes a screenshot with another device.
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