Messenger will notify users when they take a screenshot in an encrypted chat

When taking a screenshot, Messenger will send a notification to the members of the conversation noting the name of the user who took the screenshot.


Meta has announced a new feature for end-to-end encrypted Messenger chat that will send notifications to the user if someone takes a screenshot of messages.

The tool will send a notification in the chat if one of the members decides to take a screenshot of the conversation.

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Aside from that, users will also be able to send GIFs, reactions, stickers, and long press to reply or forward messages in the end-to-end encrypted chats in Messenger.

To ensure greater security for users, encrypted chats support a verified badge for people to identify authentic and genuine accounts.

By default, Messenger chats are not end-to-end encrypted, which means you need to turn this feature on in your conversation settings. For example, you can opt for secure chat or toggle the lock icon when you start a new chat.

Although Messenger is getting some improvements regarding end-to-end encryption, Meta still plans to encrypt all chats by 2023 when it combines Instagram and Messenger conversations.

The post also suggests that this update could be introduced in WhatsApp, as it also has the function of disappearing messages.