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How to see secret conversations Messenger

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You are a particularly attentive person when it comes to the privacy and security of your social network accounts and, when you learned about the introduction of end-to-end encryption and self-destructing messages in chats Messenger, did you jump for joy? Your friends have told you about these new features introduced in the secret conversations and you can’t wait to use them? I can imagine it and, in that regard, I’m here to give you all the information on how to do it.

Since you are reading this guide, in fact, you will be happy to know that I am about to explain to you how to see secret conversations. In the course of the next chapters, in fact, I will show you, step by step, how to use it, activating this feature from smartphones and tablets, but also from a computer.

That said, all you need is just a few minutes of free time: sit comfortably in front of the computer or, smartphone in hand, follow the instructions that you will find illustrated in this guide step by step. Are you ready to get started? Yup? Very good! Have a good reading.

How to see secret conversations on Messenger

For see secret conversations on Messenger, that is chats that are characterized by greater security, as they are protected by end-to-end encryption, as well as by the possibility of setting a timer for self-destructing messages, you can act as a smartphone and tablet, using the app Messenger for Android, downloadable from Play Store or from alternative stores e iOS / iPadOS (downloadable fromApp Store).

By following the instructions I am about to give you, you can, in fact, start a new secret conversation and view the existing ones.

However, if you are intending to use them from PC, you should know that, at the moment, this functionality is not available. Therefore in the chapter dedicated to the topic, I will tell you about an alternative solution that you can implement, through the Messenger official website, to see secret conversations, intended as those chats that incorrectly end up in the spam section of the chat Facebook.

From Android and iOS

Secret Messenger Chats

If you want to start a secret conversation with a friend of Facebook or you want to see the messages previously sent in this chat, acting from Android or iOS / iPadOS you must first launch the app Messenger, by pressing on its icon located on the home screen and / or in the drawer of your device.

Done this, via the screen Chat tap on name of the person of your interest with whom you want to chat, starting a secret conversation. Then, in the “standard” conversation screen, tap on first name of the user who is located at the top and then, in the next menu, presses on the item Open secret conversation (on Android) or Access the secret conversation (on iOS / iPadOS).

Once this is done, you can start using the chat of the secret conversation, to text the person you want, by sending text or voice messages (microphone icon), as well as multimedia files (the camera and gallery icon), just like you usually do.

A peculiarity of secret conversations, however, is the ability to send messages that self-destruct using the function Temporary messages: tap ontimer icon, to set the sending of messages that will be automatically deleted after a period of time set by you (minimum 5 seconds and maximum 1 day).

At any time, you can see the messages sent and received in the secret conversation (provided that the self-destruction of the same has not been set), by pressing on the conversation previously started: it is visible on the screen Chat from Messenger, distinguished bypadlock icon.

From PC

Messenger PC

As for the ability to see the secret conversations of Messenger on PC you should know that, as anticipated, it is not currently possible to view the secret conversations section of Messenger as these are a unique feature of the Messenger for smartphones and tablets.

However, I want to offer you an alternative solution, which is to access a section hidden from Facebook in which requests for messages received from people who are not among your friends are stored Facebook or those sent by potentially spam accounts.

That said, to do this, log in to Messenger through his website official and then press onicon (…) located at the top right.

Finally, in the menu that is shown to you, click on the wording Message requests and eventually, if you do not see any message, click on the item See spam, to see all messages that have been automatically filtered; perhaps among these there are some that have ended up erroneously in this section of the social network.

How to spy on secret Messenger conversation


You would like to know how to spy on a secret conversation on Messenger, because you are afraid that despite the presence of end-to-end encryption, the messages you send and receive can be read by malicious people?

In this case you must take into account that the very presence of the encryption system in question makes secret conversations more secure since the messages are accessible only to the sender and the recipient, as they are encrypted.

However, you have to take into account that despite this, an attacker can still see the messages present in a secret conversation, if he can get the device of the person to be spied on.

As explained in the previous chapters, in fact, the secret conversations of Messenger are visible within the section Chat of the app for smartphones and tablets and, therefore, if an attacker manages to gain possession of the device of the person to be spied on, he can easily read his messages.

In this regard, you can solve the problem by setting the messages to self-destruct within the secret conversation. Therefore, you just have to follow the directions I gave you in previous chapter, by accessing the secret conversation and then pressing ontimer icon, to set the temporary messages which will self-destruct automatically, after a period of time set by you.