Facebook Messenger supports end-to-end encrypted, but it's off by default. Meta's now made the feature available to more people ahead of a global rollout.
Facebook Messenger's new Vanish Mode is now available, bringing Snapchat-style ephemeral messages with texts, GIFs and more that disappear as soon as they're seen.
Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has been slowly building up to a reality where its popular messaging app, Messenger, offers up end-to-end encryption. It has been testing the feature in some capacity since at least 2016. And the feature does exist in Messenger to some degree, but a wide rollout for all users has been a waiting game for quite some time. That's changing today, though.
Facebook is having quite a busy week. After welcoming Instagram Reels into the proper Facebook app (and the News Feed), the company is back with another announcement. It's not necessarily as big, per se, but it should help with messaging for groups.
Security and privacy are an important element to a lot of people. It's one of the reasons why iMessage is so popular, even in the midst of so many different messaging services out there. But most of them do offer end-to-end encryption, and now Facebook can say it does, too, for video and audio calling.
Sharing your screen can be beneficial for both business and personal situations. For instance, maybe you’re showing a coworker or family member how to do something in an application. You can share your screen easily in Facebook Messenger. And you can do so in both the mobile and desktop Messenger app. Here’s how.
In January 2019, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg promised his company would merge chats from its mobile Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger apps into a unified messaging experience. Today, the social networking behemoth announced a new milestone toward that goal as the Messenger and Instagram chats have now been officially merged into one.
With iOS 14, Apple finally made it possible for users to change their default web browser and email apps. But Facebook executives would like additional changes to the mobile operating system.
If you want to hang out with your Instagram followers, you can do a group Instagram video chat. This is a fun way to get together with a few pals at the same time to make plans or just catch up. But it’s not the only way to meet. You can also create a private room using (Facebook) Messenger and Instagram together.
The nice thing about using a chat room is that you can have up to 50 people, whereas with a group Instagram video chat, you can only currently have four. So if you have family around the world or friends around the country that you want to chat with at once, here’s how to create a Messenger Room to video chat through Instagram.
The first public phase of Facebook's merging of Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp chats into a single, iMessage-like monolithic messaging service has kicked off now.