Like any industry giant, Meta is also working to improve the user experience. This is much needed, as we all know how the market changes its behavior, and proper action is required to keep up. If you look at any other industry participant, you will find that everyone is doing something to expand the scope of their domain. Facebook isesent a new image by allowing end-to-end encryption by default.

We use Facebook to engage with our friends, family, and relatives, where we have primarily informal or personal conversations. To keep these conversations private, Facebook previously used a different technology along with end-to-end encryption as an option. However, the recent announcement states that the feature will be the default for Messenger later this year. So, let us discuss what the entire thing is about.

How to Enable End-to-End Encryption on Facebook Messenger

In today’s world, keeping chats secret on any social media app has always been difficult for users and the messaging service. Previously, there were many cases where people were molested because another person blackmailed them by revealing their chats. This was a hard truth about such communication where numerous participants got together. To address this problem, an end-to-end encryption feature was introduced, where only the sender and receiver are involved in the chat.

In other words, no one else can read your chats except for the sender and recipient. Messenger from Facebook has announced that this feature will be the default for every user. Users need to enable this feature if they find their chats sensitive. The feature will default to Messenger later this year. However, the problem is that until then, it is only available with an enabled toggle, and people need to learn how to enable it. So, follow these steps to learn how to enable it:

  • Open Messenger on your device.
  • Select the chat for which you want to enable the end-to-end encryption feature.
  • Now, tap on the name of the person.
  • Next, a pop-up will appear showing the End-to-End Encryption option.
  • After that, tap on “Start an End-to-End Encryption Chat.”
  • That’s it! From now on, whatever you chat with that person will be end-to-end encrypted.

For now, you need to follow these steps in the chat where you want to enable this security feature. Thanks to Timothy Buck, Product Manager at Messenger, for unveiling this announcement. Meanwhile, they have tested end-to-end encryption for one-to-one chats with friends and family on Messenger. However, as the feature is still under testing, we may experience some inconvenience. If testing is successful, the feature will be enabled by default for every Messenger user. Let us see what happens in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How do I turn on end-to-end encryption on Facebook Messenger?

Ans. You can do that through the Messenger settings or by following the steps above.

Q2: Do encrypted messages on Messenger disappear?

Encrypted messages will be removed from the quoted text after a message is deleted.

Q3. Is Messenger end-to-end encrypted by default?

Ans. As of now, it is not by default, but it may be possible later this year.

Q4. Is Messenger chat safe?

Ans. Yes, all chats are end-to-end encrypted, so they are safe.