Facebook Messenger To Notify Users When Someone Screenshots Private Messages

Facebook Messenger To Notify Users When Someone Screenshots Private Messages

January 28, 2022 0 By Tyler Musalia

Facebook will now be notifying users when someone screenshots private conversations.

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, made the announcement that is geared to have a significant effect on how people interact on the social networking site.

Through a post on his official Facebook page, Zuckerberg said, “New update for end-to-end encrypted Messenger chats so you get a notification if someone screenshots a disappearing message.”

He also confirmed that Meta, Facebook’s parent company, will add GIFs, stickers and reactions to encrypted chats.

The screenshot feature allows you to capture the private conversation for archiving or distribution purposes.

This can potentially expose your private conversations, especially if the sender has an ill motive.

Thr notification feature is part of Facebook’s efforts to strengthen end-to-end encryption.

For one to receive the notification, you must turn on the ‘disappearing messages’ setting on your messenger.