Meta Brings End-To-End Encryption, AI Stickers, and Edited Messages to Facebook Messenger!

So now you don’t have to see that “unsent a message” everytime.

Today, Facebook Messenger will now have end-to-end encryption enabled by default. Not just that, a new update also brings in the ability to edit messages AND send AI Stickers! All completely free and limitless. All these features are live now for some users but it may take a while for others. Our Facebook Messenger, now up-to-date, includes all three and we were able to test them.

Although, E2E is available, when it was introduced back in 2016, it was optional and had to be manually enabled. However today that changes as private messages and videos will now be end-to-end encrypted by default. So now, your private messages are truly more private.

End-to-End (E2E) is a type of encryption method that keeps trackers from finding and reading your messages so only you and the recipient can access them. E2E is used in a number of messaging services including iMessage, Telegram, and even WhatsApp.

Another set of features, AI Stickers, was introduced. And just as you expect, it has gone pretty wild since its release. It’s almost filter-free so you can let your prompting “creativity” shine here. You can go as family-friendly as “baby eating a chicken” to as wild as “Trump kissing Putin” and so many others. It is a completely blursed experience!

To enable, simply update your messenger, tap the “emoji” icon on your phone and type in a prompt. Make sure you’re in the stickers section for this to work.

One last thing. Edited messages finally comes to Messenger. This feature has been available on WhatsApp for a long time now but we’re still baffled to why Facebook Messenger not include it, even all these years. That changes today. When you edit a message, a small “edited” timestamp will appear right under the message so that your recipient(s) will know you edited it, in a similar fashion as removing them.

There appears to be no limit to how many messages you can edit, nor is there a cooldown. So go ahead, update your messenger to try out these new features!

Source: Meta Platforms (1), Meta Platforms (2)