Messenger’s E2EE chats conceal your on-line conversations from third events, together with Fb itself. It additionally makes it tougher for regulation enforcement and hackers to entry the messages you’re sending and receiving. WhatsApp already has E2EE by default, and Instagram lets folks swap on E2EE for particular person conversations.
Beforehand, Meta didn’t supply any technique to customise encrypted chats. As quickly as you converted to (or entered) a secret dialog, all customization choices disappeared, and also you have been left chatting towards a plain white background. However now that Meta’s carrying over these customization options to encrypted chats, you’ll be able to set themes, together with static colour and gradient ones, to make your conversations look much less boring.
You’ll even have entry to the total vary of emoji reactions in E2EE chats and might customise the fast response tray. Meta’s including the power to set group profile images, in addition to view energetic standing icons and hyperlink previews that present you extra details about the place a hyperlink is main you. Should you’re utilizing Messenger on Android, you may as well use the “bubbles” function for E2EE chats, which provides you fast entry to energetic conversations whenever you’re in different apps.
This comes as Meta seems to be to roll out E2EE by default. Whereas Meta began testing default E2EE final August, it’s now increasing that check to extra customers over the subsequent “few months.” It doesn’t say how many individuals may have entry to it, however the firm says it’ll notify folks in “particular person chat threads” when their chats are upgraded. At the moment, the choice to activate E2EE on Messenger is buried within the settings of every chat, and it’s not all that straightforward to seek out in case you don’t know the place to look.