Facebook has finished rolling out end-to-end encryption on Messenger, allowing users of the app to protect their conversations from being monitored by hackers, government agencies, or Facebook itself. Trials for the feature started back in July, but this week sources from the company told Wired that the encryption was now available to all of the app’s 1 billion users. Messenger’s new encryption comes in the form of “secret conversations” — an option that’s available by clicking on a user’s name in any regular chat. Once activated you can talk as normal, with the added option of setting a self-destruct timer on your messages — anywhere from fives seconds to a day.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Verge