Don’t take a screenshot during a Messenger chat: Mark Zuckerberg warns Facebook users

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO at Meta has given a subtle warning to all the users of Facebook about taking screenshots of chats when Disappearing Message is enabled. The CEO asked the users from refraining from the practice as Facebook will send a notification to the other user about it.

For those who are unfamiliar about the ‘Disappearing Message’ feature on Facebook Messenger; it enables users to send a message that will vanish within moments after it is read. However, a user can take a screenshot of the message and keep a copy of it. The platform now alerts the users if such kind of incident took place. The change will ensure that users on the Facebook do not participate in such kind of activity while chatting on the platform.

Mark Zuckerberg even tried to show an example by showing a chat sent to his wife Priscilla Chan when Disappearing message feature was activated. As mentioned by the Meta CEO earlier about the feature, when his wife took a screenshot, he got an alert. This shows the full functioning of the screenshot alert feature when Disappearing Message feature is activated.

Image Credit: Facebook/ Mark Zuckerberg

The Disappearing mode was first introduced by Snapchat in the market. Facebook now Meta, then tried to use similar feature for its services like Messenger and WhatsApp.

The Vanish Mode can be activated on Facebook by selecting a few steps

Step 1: Open the particular chat that you want to edit and tap the chat name at the top of the screen.

Step 2: Now scroll down to the ‘Privacy & Support’ section.

Step 3: Click on the Vanish mode.

Step 4: Tap to turn on Vanish Mode for the particular chat.

On the other hand, Facebook’s owner Meta Platforms saw its stock market value slump by more than $230 billion, in a record daily loss for a US firm, the BBC reported.

Its shares fell 26.4 per cent after quarterly figures disappointed investors.

Meta also said that Facebook’s daily active users (DAUs) had dropped for the first time in its 18-year history.

The company’s share price slide saw Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth fall by $31 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

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1 Comment
  1. sam says

    Ah yes let’s help pedophiles and criminals even more. If you don’t want your message or info seen and possible known then don’t type it out. Pretty simple if you ask me

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