This Messenger’s encryption feature has been quietly rolled out on iOS and Android devices, with the process has just now been completed. It means that nearly one billion active users are now covered with totally secure messaging, provided they all have the latest version of the app.
However, the Messenger users have to activate the encryption for each and every new message. (Also read: 7 Ways You Can Spot A Fake Friend)
After downloading the new version of Messenger, tap “secret” in the top right corner of the “new message” screen. In order to enable the encryption, both sender and receiver need the latest edition of the app. In case of the popular messaging app, all messages are automatically encrypted once you turn the feature on, but the case is different for Facebook Messenger.
It is important to mention here that encryption, that prevents anyone from snooping in on your messages – be it criminals, companies, or even intelligence agencies – has become a new trend for messaging services in the past year. (Also read: WhatsApp Introduces Snapchat-Like Camera Features)