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Solved: How do I enable end-to-end encryption for Meta Facebook Messenger

Problem Symptom

Meta’s Facebook Messenger app now includes an end-to-end encryption feature but is not enabled by default. Follow the below solution steps to enable end-to-end encryption for Facebook Messenger.

Content Summary

Solution 1: Vanish Mode
Solution 2: Secret Conversation

Solution 1: Vanish Mode

Vanish mode will automatically delete the messages sent when you exit the chat.

Step 1: Open an active chat thread.

Step 2: Swipe up to enable the Vanish Mode.

Step 3: Tap on the OK button.

Vanish mode will automatically delete the messages sent when you exit the chat.

Solution 2: Secret Conversation

Messenger’s Secret Conversations feature with end-to-end encryption built-in will creates a safe space for you and your friend to chat securely and share media, including messages, pictures, stickers, videos, and voice recordings.

Note: Secret Conversations ONLY available when using Messenger’s Android, iOS, and iPadOS apps.

Step 1: Tap the Edit button located at the top right corner.

Tap the Edit button located at the top right corner.

Step 2: Toggle the padlock icon located at the top right corner to enable the Secret Conversations feature.

Toggle the padlock icon located at the top right corner to enable the Secret Conversations feature.

Alternatively, you can open an active chat thread, tap on the i button located at the top right corner, and select Go to secret conversation under More actions menu.

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