How To Encrypt Your Facebook Messages (Chats) And Send Self-destruct Messages

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WhatsApp owned by Facebook had launched an end-to-end encryption in April 2016, Now Facebook has finally implemented end-to-end encryption in its Facebook Messenger. It is now available to around 1 billion Users. Here is how to enable secret conversation and why should you start using it now?

 What is secret conversation?

Secret conversation – yeah! Sound is pretty cool. Facebook has unveiled secret conversation in its Facebook messenger mobile app that provides end-to-end encryption between the devices. This feature is only available for updated version of Android and iOS Messenger app.

As a result, no one, not even Mark Zukerberg, NSA or any security firm can read your encrypted messages. However, the secure and proper end-to-end encryption is the major improvement in Facebook Messenger and everyone should take an advantage of this feature.

How to enable end-to-end Encryption?

Step 1: To enable end-to-end encryption in a message (conversation), you need open Facebook Messenger app and tap on the profile icon. Now look for the “Secret Conversations.”

Step 2: Tap on the “Secret Conversations.”

secret conversations

Step 3: Now, toggle the “Secret Conversations” on. You would see a small pop-up box showing the following message, “This will be only device you can send and receive messages.” This means that you can setup end-to-end message encryption in only one device. Now, just tap on “Turn on” to proceed.

turn on secret conversations

Step 4: Now come back to the home screen and tap on plus (+) symbol, tap on “Write Message” icon.

write a message

Step 5: From the right top corner, tap on the “Lock Icon.”

Turn on toggle

Step 6: Now, you are ready for secret conversation. Select any person which you want to message.

send secret message

Step 7: please note that if your friend has not enabled the secret conversations, he/she wouldn’t able to see secret conversation. So, ask him to enable this feature.

Facebook Encrypted messages

Step 8: The new messenger also comes with self-destruct features. You can send your messages even more secure with self-destruct option. Just tap on the “Clock Icon” in the text box and you can choose how long you would like to last your messages. When times run out, your messages will automatically destroy or deleted.

self destructive features

Delete Secret Conversations

If you don’t want to set a timer, then you can manually delete the whole conversations. Just follow the steps below.

1. Tap on “person’s Icon

2. Tap on the “Secret conversations.”

3. You would see here “Delete All Secret Conversations.” Just tap on it.

delete secret conversation

4. Now, you would see a pop-up box with “Delete” option.

 

5. Tap on “Delete” and all messages will be deleted successfully.

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That’s all. Did you find this tutorial helpful? Do let me know if we missed any important information in this article via comment box.

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Arnav Patel

Arnav Patel is the Co-Founder of  Techxerl and aspiring entrepreneur. He likes to  write how-to guides, digital tips and all tech stuff. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

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