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Facebook Messenger is getting screenshot alerts and more improved features in its Secret Conversations feature

The conversations through the Secret Conversations feature are end-to-end encrypted.

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Meta owned Facebook Messenger app is now getting new security features enhancing the secret conversations. Meta has rolled out a new software update that brings functionalities like screenshot alerts that will soon notify users of screenshots captured inside Secret Conversations. The conversations through the Secret Conversations feature are end-to-end encrypted. Not just that the service will now offer GIFs, stockers, reactions and more.

While announcing the release of the new Facebook Messenger update the Meta owned service commented, “Today, we’re announcing updates for Messenger’s opt-in end-to-end encrypted chats that will help improve your messaging experience. We know that people expect their messaging apps to be secure, private and provide them with a space to be expressive. This is why we are continuing to introduce some of the rich features that you already love in Messenger to end-to-end encrypted chats.”

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End-to-end Encrypted Group Chats and Calls in Messenger are now being available to everyone for the Facebook Messenger’s Secret Conversations feature. Now the users can choose to connect. The application has also been updated with screenshot alerts.

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Last year Facebook upgraded the settings for vanishing messages in its end-to-end encrypted conversations and now it will be sending a notification when it detects someone screenshotting a disappearing message. This feature will make private conversation secure, personal and provide users with a space to be expressive. The users will be notified if someone obtains pictures of their vanishing messages. Similar functionality is being offered in Messenger’s vanish mode and the company will be expanding this feature for disappearing messages in for end-to-end encrypted chats.

In addition to this GIFs and Stickers are now available for a more feature-rich chat experience in end-to-end encrypted chats. Facebook Messenger is also getting the ability to react to messages. With reactions, you’ll be able to press and hold on to a message to bring up the reactions tray, where you may select your reaction: You may also “love” a message by double-tapping it.

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Not just that the users may now reply to particular messages by long pressing or swiping to reply. To Tap and hold to reply long-press on a message to reply to it. Your response contains a copy of the original message. You may also swipe on the message you wish to respond to. Swipe, then type.

message forward

The Secret conversations in Facebook Messenger are also being updated with typing indicators, message forward and verified badges to help you identify authentic accounts and have meaningful interactions.


The Secret Conversations is also getting the ability to Save Media by long-pressing on any media you receive. Also, the users will be able to edit photos or videos before sending them from their gallery. This includes adding stickers, scribbling or adding text, cropping, and audio editing too (for videos). 

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Komila Singh
Komila Singh
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.
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