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How to use Facebook’s latest features 2023

Facebook now allows you to turn off Read Receipts on Messenger

How to use Facebook's latest features 2023

Enhancing privacy and control

Facebook Messenger has rolled out new features that put you in the driver’s seat of your conversations. These updates, including end-to-end encryption, the ability to disable read receipts, and message editing, offer users greater privacy and control over their interactions. This guide, will explore how to leverage these features for an enhanced messaging experience.

Disabling read receipts

The ability to disable Facebook’s read receipts is a significant privacy win. No longer will you feel the pressure of someone knowing when you’ve read their message. Whether it’s to ease the inconvenience or address online abuse concerns, this feature empowers you to communicate without the added stress of being constantly monitored.

Step 1: Disable Read Receipts for All Contacts

  • Navigate to Settings > Privacy & Safety > Read Receipts.
  • Toggle off “Show Read Receipts” to disable this feature for all your contacts.

Step 2: Disable Read Receipts for Specific Conversations

  • Tap on the contact’s name in the chat.
  • Visit Read Receipts and turn off “Show Read Receipts.

Facebook message editing

Facebook Messenger now allows you to edit messages within a 15-minute window after sending. This feature, borrowed from other messaging apps, enables you to correct mistakes or adjust your message without a visible edit history.

Step 1: Edit Messages on the App

  • Tap and hold the message you want to edit.
  • Select the “Edit” button to make changes.

Step 2: Edit Messages on the Web

  • Click the three dots next to the message.
  • Choose “Edit” to modify your sent message.
How to use Facebook's latest features 2023

Empowering with Meta’s new features

With these updates, Meta puts the reins of your Messenger experience in your hands. Enjoy the newfound privacy of disabling read receipts and the flexibility to perfect your messages through editing. As you embrace these features, remember that Meta retains message copies for abuse reporting, ensuring a secure and empowered online environment.

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