Posted on
July 12th, 2016

Facebook Testing Messages That Disappear

With 1.09 billion people using the platform each day, there is no doubt that Facebook has become the most popular social media site in the world.

The company has recently announced that they are testing a new feature for its Messenger app, which allows users to launch secret conversations with their friends.

People within these conversations will have the option to set a time for the message to disappear, meaning that it will no longer be visible on the site.

If you want to use this messaging feature, you will need to choose one device, be it a phone, desktop or IPad, as this is where your secret messages will be stored.

In a blog post, Facebook said; “We’ve heard from you that there are times when you want additional safeguards — perhaps when discussing private information like an illness or a health issue with trusted friends and family, or sending financial information to an accountant.”

“To enable you to do this we are starting to test the ability to create one-to-one secret conversations in Messenger that will be end-to-end encrypted and which can only be read on one device of the person you’re communicating with.”

“That means the messages are intended just for you and the other person — not anyone else, including us. Within a secret conversation, you can also choose to set a timer to control the length of time each message you send remains visible within the conversation.”

As the feature is only just being tested, there is no set date when we will see it on our screens. It seems that we will just have to wait patiently for now!

Would you start secret conversations with your friends, family and colleagues on the platform? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter or Facebook.

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