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Facebook has launched end-to-end encryption (E2EE) features for Messenger users along with updated controls for disappearing messages.

The company said on Friday that users can now add an extra layer of protection to their voice and video conversations on Messenger and no other person will be able to see or listen to a user’s E2EE chats or calls when activated and still report messages if needed.

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Also, Facebook has launched disappearing messages. This feature will appear when a user taps the profile photo in a chat, as well as in the message compose field. The feature can be activated for everyone in a chat. More so, users can decide how long a message is viewed and when they vanish— between five seconds and 24 hours.

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The social media giant also said that it is planning to start public tests of E2EE group chats and calls in Messenger in the coming weeks and will also begin a limited test E2EE for Instagram direct messages. To enable E2EE on a DM exchange, users will need to have an existing chat with someone or to follow each other.

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