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Mark Zuckerberg Warns Not To Screenshot Your Facebook Chats

James Felton

James Felton

James Felton

James Felton

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clockFeb 2 2022, 12:15 UTC
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No more screenshotting. Image credit: Frederic Legrand - COMEO/Shutterstock.com

In news that will likely send a wave of panic throughout the known metaverse, Facebook are introducing a new feature: Grassing on you when you take a screenshot.

The founder, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that the company is introducing an update to "disappearing messages" or "vanish mode" on the site, which makes all new messages disappear within 12 hours when activated – much like Snapchat.

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"New update for end-to-end encrypted Messenger chats so you get a notification if someone screenshots a disappearing message," the CEO wrote, you guessed it, on Facebook. "We're also adding GIFs, stickers, and reactions to encrypted chats too."

In a screenshot accompanying the announcement, he shows that when the disappearing messages setting is turned on you will be notified with the message "[Facebook user's name] took a screenshot" whenever you do so. 

Users replying to the post appear (by and large) to welcome the new feature, with only a few calling him a snitch, or informing him "now we will use another mobile for capturing photo instead of screenshot". Another added "Great! Now I'll be able to see who thought enough of my lingerie pictures to screenshot them for later viewing."

The feature is widely available in the United States and will be introduced across Europe in the next few weeks, according to USA Today


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