Facebook Messenger: Secret, encrypted chats now open




That the Facebook Messenger gets encrypted chats, as well as WhatsApp dominates, is not a new message . For some time the matching menu items in the beta versions of the Facebook Messenger are available, the system for encrypted conversation but not yet armed. A little bird has chirped but that you should even now look in your Facebook Messenger that on Facebook you have now the larger lever allocated for secret chats. Everything comes gradually, so it may be that its not yet found the appropriate function.


Launches the Facebook Messenger and initiate a new chat. Top right should – unless you are released – the text “secret” appear. If this is not the case, please check once before in the settings of the Messengers under “I” if secret conversations are enabled. Activating the secret conversations, the active device is the main unit for secret and encrypted conversations. The normal, not end-to-end encrypted chats can still be retrieved from anywhere.


As mentioned: The whole thing works like WhatsApp or threema. The messages are encrypted end-to-end and decrypted on the active device. The conversations can be read only on the device can be kept there or automatically deleted upon request. For security reasons, there are also here in users device key. to change this, so you get a warning. This is intended to ensure that you know which device communicates her.


Incidentally, you will be able to report even encrypted messages to Facebook, if for example, hate speech, and Co is present. Corresponding messages the user can decrypt on the device and log in to Facebook.

Summary: Secret Chats are readable on a machine. If you chat smartphone to smartphone, so attacker or prying eyes can not read app on another phone in the browser of another computer or in a Facebook Messenger. Facebook itself has corresponding help page also armed.

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