Facebook Messenger will let you know if someone screenshots your conversation

Facebook Messenger will let you know if someone screenshots your conversation

Facebook Messenger now warns if a screenshot is taken of an ephemeral message.

The idea behind features like Snapchat’s ephemeral messages or Vanish mode fro, Facebook Messenger is to be able to leave no “physical” trace, so to speak, that such and such a conversation actually took place.

That being said, nothing prevents one of the participants from taking a screenshot, for example, to have it for later. And in these cases, there is not much to do.

Facebook Messenger now warns in case of screenshot

Indeed, if it is obviously not possible to prevent someone from taking a screenshot, it is possible to inform the other person that a capture has been made.

And if you use Facebook Messenger, you might be interested to know that in the latest app update, if a screenshot of a short-lived message is taken, a message and a notification will be sent to you.

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In any case, this was announced by the CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, in a post published on Facebook which deals with certain changes to come on Messenger.

In his own words, “a new update for end-to-end encrypted Messenger chats: you will receive a notification if someone screenshots an ephemeral message. We will also add GIFs, stickers and reactions to encrypted chats.”

This screenshot notification is just one of many changes Meta has made to its Messenger app. The platform notably announced that end-to-end encryption for group chats and calls is now available to everyone. This follows a test conducted in the course of 2021.

And according to several statements from various executives in charge of the platform, a number of other changes and improvements are to be expected in the months to come. come, in particular to further preserve the privacy of users.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.