- Facebook Messenger allows users to send encrypted messages. The company that has gradually turned into the app, but has finished with it, let it out Tuesday to Wired. With the new encrypted chats from phone to phone and one can therefore watch, even Facebook, investigation and security services not.
Users can turn on the option, but this must be done manually for each conversation. Users can choose to dismiss all their messages after a certain time. That time will vary from five seconds to one day.
Facebook already received criticism from privacy advocates about the choice to let users turn on the encryption itself. This leads in their view that many users will never do this.