How to enable it
In light of the recent Facebook privacy scandal, many people are re-evaluating their relationship with the social media giant. One popular way to get around using Facebook is to use its Messenger app and chat using end-to-end encryption (E2EE). With E2EE, all communications are encrypted before they leave your device and decrypted only after they reach the intended recipient’s device — so nobody else can access them in between.
What is end-to-end encryption?
End-to-end encryption is a security measure that ensures only the sender and intended recipient of a message can read it. It’s become increasingly important as we move more of our lives online. While many messaging apps offer some form of end-to-end encryption, Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular platforms to use it. Here’s how to enable end-to-end encryption in Facebook Messenger. First, open up your Settings tab on the Messenger app and scroll down until you see Secret Conversation.
Enable this feature by checking the box next to Secret Conversations. Then, select your contact for whom you want to set up a secret conversation with (you’ll need their phone number). After selecting them from your list of contacts, click Continue on the popup window that appears. A new window will appear where you can turn on end-to-end encryption. Select all the conversations you want to encrypt and press Encrypt Selected Conversations. That’s it! You’ve now enabled end-to-end encryption in Facebook Messenger.
How to turn on E2EE
End-to-end encryption is a great way to keep your conversations private and secure. Here’s how to turn it on in Facebook Messenger
1) Open the app
2) Select settings
3) Select accounts
4) Tap the button next to Privacy
5) Toggle Secret Conversations.
If you’ve got any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! We’ll see you back here for our last post of the day at 10pm EST. Till then, check out these tips on what not to say over Facebook messenger and make sure you’re securing your data with end-to-end encryption:
- Have a professional email address like Gmail or Yahoo so that people can contact you without needing to give them your phone number or personal email address.
- Turn off chat heads so that people can’t snoop on chats while you’re using other apps by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Chat heads are persistent and remain even after the conversation has ended, so turn them off if you want more privacy!
What happens when you turn on E2EE
When you turn on end-to-end encryption in Facebook Messenger, your messages are encrypted so that only you and the person you’re messaging can read them. This means that no one else, not even Facebook, can read your messages. Plus, your messages are also protected if they’re ever intercepted while being sent. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when using E2EE.
For example, you won’t be able to use certain features, like message reactions and forwarding. And if you switch devices or reinstall Messenger, you’ll need to toggle E2EE off and then back on for all of your conversations. If you want to stop using this feature altogether, just tap Settings from within the app and select Disable. You will have to disable it on each device separately. Keep in mind that disabling E2EE might lead to unforeseen issues down the line, so make sure you have access to an unencrypted version of any sensitive information before turning it off.
The future of E2EE
As more and more people become concerned about their online privacy, end-to-end encryption is becoming an increasingly popular way to keep communications secure. E2EE is a type of encryption that ensures only the sender and recipient can read the messages sent – not even Facebook or other third parties can access them. Here’s how to enable E2EE in Facebook Messenger.
1) Download the latest version of Facebook Messenger on your mobile device;
2) Tap on your profile picture at the top right corner of the screen;
3) Select Settings;
4) Under Privacy, tap Who can send me text messages?
5) Choose End-to-end encrypted conversations with nobody else
6) That’s it! From now on, all of your texts will be protected by end-to-end encryption.