The addition of “secret conversations” to Facebook’s Messenger app has caused some users to accuse the tech company of enabling online infidelity.
The update to the Messenger app caused some to rejoice at the idea of greater online privacy, an issue that has become a hot topic in recent times. However, others believe that the introduction of these “secret conversations” will allow users to cheat without their partners knowledge.
They have a "secret conversations" feature on Facebook messenger. They must really want to let you cheat In peace
— Samantha Gomez (@Samanthcaakes) September 28, 2016
Facebook's new secret conversations are going to ruin sooooo many relationships
— Jess Smith (@missjessica_may) September 25, 2016
Secret conversations on facebook is just cheaters paradise
— liz (@lizzie_cooper) September 27, 2016
The update works by adding a “secret” button to each Messenger chat. When this button is enabled the user will only be able to read the secret messages on the devices that they used when enable the button. If they were to log into their account on another device, the conversation would not be accessible.
Umm so you can have secret conversations on messenger now? Geez Facebook, make it easier for people to cheat in relationships 😒
— Hannah Snyder (@Hannahbeatdown) September 28, 2016
As if there's a "secret conversations" section on Facebook now. Just because people need more ways to be snakey😊😊
— em (@emmaxnewby) October 3, 2016
CNNMoney reports that the messages can also be set to expire after a defined amount of time, not unlike the popular image and video sharing app, Snapchat.
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