Instagram y Facebook Messenger they incorporated the end to end encryption, as WhatsApp already uses, to increase security and ensure the privacy of messages with other users. In addition to implement the possibility that the messages disappear after a while.
In this way, when someone has activated the ephemeral mode in messages to keep the content of a chat private, and someone takes a screenshot of that conversation, the platform will send a notification to the user.
The Meta CEO himself, Mark Zuckeberghad announced the incorporation of this tool in a Facebook post some time ago, and recommended users do not capture of messages in chats with other Internet users.
“New update for end-to-end encrypted Messenger chats so you get notified if someone catches a message that disappears,” the Facebook founder said at the time. He added that “we are also adding GIFs, stickers and reactions to the encrypted chats“.
And he gave as an example the screenshot of a conversation with his wife Priscilla, where you can see the notification that is sent to him notifying him of the action of his interlocutor.
According to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, the new tool “only” alerts when screenshots are taken of private conversations, that is, on Instagram Direct or Messenger, but it does not warn when someone takes screenshots.creenshots to the Stories or publications.