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Alert: Instagram now sends a notification when someone takes a screenshot of the chat

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, recommended to Instagram users that don’t take screenshots of messages in chats with other Internet users. Facebook’s founder has long insisted that users should protect the privacy of your conversations in the social network of images and videos.

End-to-end encryption, which has been available on WhatsApp for a long time, increases security and guarantees the privacy of the messages we exchange with other users.

Now, Instagram and Facebook Messenger they released an update that includes this tool which ensures that no one else can read the conversation. Another novelty is that users will be able to configure the messages so that they disappear after a while.

Faced with this new security measure, Zuckerberg warned users of his platforms not to take screenshots of those messages configured to be deleted later. The application sends a notification warning that someone captured the conversation.

Through his Facebook profile, the CEO announced that there is a “new update for end-to-end encrypted Messenger chats so that you receive a notification if someone takes a screenshot of a message that disappears.”

Now, Instagram will notify anyone who takes a screenshot of private messages. Photo: Shutterstock

Using a screenshot of a conversation with his wife Priscilla Chan as an example, Zuckerberg comments that “we’re also adding GIFs, stickers and reactions to encrypted chats.” Upgrading with end-to-end encryption and configuration temporary messages They were launched in the United States and are expected to roll out to other markets soon.

Instagram will only alert when someone takes screenshots of private conversations, i.e. Instagram Direct, but it won’t notify when someone screenshots Stories or posts directly. This feature that improves our privacy on Meta platforms became popular years ago thanks to the application of Snapchatwhich warned you about screenshots in the same chat.

NFTs are finally coming to Instagram

Bored Yacht Club is a collection of NFTs.  OpenSea photo.

Bored Yacht Club is a collection of NFTs. OpenSea photo.

As part of the announcements, Mark Zuckerberg highlighted that starting this week they will begin testing digital collectibles on Instagram, which will allow a small group of creators and collectors to publish the NFTs they have created or purchased on their social network. So far, only US users will be able to access this feature.

NFTs displayed in the app will receive a special “gloss” visual treatment and both the creator and owner of the NFT will be attributed for the content.

As of launch, the supported blockchains are Ethereum and Polygon, with Flow and Solana coming soon, to safeguard the value of these digital assets.

Additionally, third-party wallets supported for use at launch will include Rainbow, MetaMask and Trust Walletwith Coinbase, Dapper, and Phantom coming soon.

There will be no charge to post or share a digital collectible on Instagram. In the future, they will also deploy digital collectibles on facebook and will allow people to display and share them as augmented reality stickers on Instagram Stories. Of course, they warned that this test is not yet available in Latin America.

With information from La Vanguardia.


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