Messenger Is Now End-TO-End Encrypted | Here Is How To Enable It

End-to-end encryption for Facebook Messenger calls and messages has now been implemented as part of Facebook's efforts to increase user data security.

Here’s everything you need to know about and how to enable this Facebook Messenger feature.

A communication that is end-to-end encrypted guarantees the security of the data you send and receive from the time it leaves your device until it reaches the recipient's.


A distinct key that is stored on each device taking part in the chat protects an end-to-end encrypted conversation.


How To Enable end-to-end encryption on Facebook Messenger


On your smartphone, launch the Facebook Messenger application. From the bottom menu, select the Chats option. The Edit icon, which looks like a pen, is located in the top right corner of your screen. Tap it. The lock icon's toggle should be turned on at the top right. Next, choose the chat partner's name from the list.

When you send a message during an end-to-end encrypted conversation, your device locks the message as it is transmitted. This message can only be opened by a device that has one of the specific keys for that chat.

The same holds true for the information in your communications across audio and video.


Limitations of Facebook Messenger's end-to-end encryption

When you take steps like clearing your browser's cookies or browsing in private mode, end-to-end encrypted messages may be removed from your browser's storage, making it possible that you won't be able to access them in the Messenger chat on that browser again.


Additionally, you might not view your end-to-end encrypted communications if you go to a different browser on the same device.

According to Meta, the end-to-end encryption feature is not accessible for businesses or accounts owned by public figures.