Mark Zuckerberg says don’t screenshot your Facebook Messenger chats. He has issued a reminder, or can be said as an apparent warning – to Facebook Messenger users who screenshot their chats.
The Facebook founder and CEO of Meta said in a Friday post that there is a new update on Messenger. This would notify users if an image of their chat has been captured or screenshot by the other person.
Mark Zuckerberg says don’t screenshot your Facebook Messenger chats
“This is a new update for end-to-end encrypted Messenger chats so users can get notification if someone screenshots a disappearing message,” wrote by Mr Zuckerberg along with a screenshot of a conversation with his wife, Priscilla Chan.
“Also we are adding GIFs, stickers, and reactions to encrypted chats too,” Zuckerberg added. The announcement also follows a new update to the widely used Messenger app allowing users to set their messages to disappear.
Disappearing Messages feature on Messenger
This feature has been rolled out in the United States and is expected to be introduced for users in Europe in the coming weeks, according to reports.
Rival messaging platforms already offer options where users can disappear messages, as well as notifications when a conversation has been screen-shot.
Some of the messaging platforms includes Snapchat, while messaging apps such as WhatsApp include end-to-end encryption – which is a new recent introduction to Facebook.
Reports suggested that this new update by Facebook was in response to concerns about security, and a wider controversy around online safety, and rights to free speech. The updates will also apply to Instagram, which is owned by Meta.