Messenger will soon alert those using disappearing messages in end-to-end encrypted chats if someone takes a screenshot of the conversation, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday.
It is part of a series of updates to improve services across platforms of Facebook parent Meta "with cybercrime and hacking on the rise," Messenger said.
"New update for end-to-end encrypted Messenger chats so you get a notification if someone screenshots a disappearing message," said Zuckerberg, sharing a screenshot of his conversation with wife Priscilla as sample.
Messenger said it would roll out the notification feature for disappearing messages in end-to-end encypted chats in the coming weeks.
Messenger also said the end-to-end encrypted group chat and calls feature is available to everyone. It will also add GIFs and stickers and allow reactions to messages in encrypted chats.
The updates also include:
- Making typing indictors available in encrypted chats
- Allowing message forward
- Showing the verified badge to help identify authentic accounts
- Allowing videos or images to be saved in devide
- Giving option to edit photos or videos from the phone gallery before sending it
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