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How to use Secret Conversations on Facebook Messenger

How to use Secret Conversations on Facebook Messenger 

How to Use Secret Conversations on Facebook Messenger By using the Secret Conversations feature in Facebook Messenger, you can ensure that your messages and calls are end-to-end encrypted so that only the sender and receiver can access them. We will show you how to use this feature on your iPhone or Android phone.

Note: The Secret Conversations feature in Facebook Messenger is only available on iPhone and Android phones; you cannot use it in the Messenger web app.

What does Secret Conversations do in Messenger?

When you enable the Secret Conversations feature with a user, Messenger encrypts your messages and calls as soon as they are sent, and then only those contents are decrypted on the recipient's phone. This ensures that no one can access your chat contents, not even Meta, at least not without physical access to you or the recipient's phone. This encryption is the difference between a regular chat and a secret chat, and if any bad actors gain access to the Meta servers, they won't be able to see your encrypted messages, so any of your usual chats may be visible as they remain unencrypted on Meta Corporation's servers.

However, Meta restricts who you can have secret chats with; at the time of this writing in September 2022, you cannot initiate such chats with businesses, professional accounts, Instagram accounts, or people you have not messaged before. Also,  both you and your chat partner need to be using the latest version of the app, so be sure to update Messenger on your respective devices. In addition, some features you may use while in one of these chats will not work. The meta states that group messaging and money payments are not supported in secret chats. If these limitations cause problems, find alternative secure communication methods that may provide the features you need.

Start a secret chat in Messenger for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

To start a new secret conversation with someone, first launch the Messenger app on your phone, and in the top right corner of the Messenger app, tap on the pencil icon.

You will see the New Message screen, here in the top right corner turn on the Secret Conversations option.

On the same page, in the To field, enter the name of the person with whom you want to have a secret chat, and then select this person in the list.

You'll start a new conversation with the person you've chosen; any messages or calls you make in that conversation will be encrypted between both parties, and you can start sending messages as normal.

To make a voice or video call, at the top of the chat screen, tap the appropriate icon.

To delete your secret chat with someone, in the upper-right corner of the chat screen, tap on the "i" icon, after which scroll to the bottom of the page and select Delete Chat.

And this is how you have secret conversations with the people you have chosen on the Facebook Messenger platform, Happy Conversation!