Privacy and Safety at Your Fingertips

We believe it’s critical to have spaces for private conversations where you have the freedom to be yourself and share with loved ones. Today, we’re launching a new section of our website, www.messenger.com/privacy, to provide one place for you to learn more about the privacy, safety and security features on Messenger.

Messenger is a place to connect with the people who matter most to you, and there’s a number of tools available for you to stay in control of your experience, secure your account, and stay safe on the platform. The new Privacy and Safety Hub will show you more about your privacy settings and features like Secret Conversations, which you can use for end-to-end encrypted messaging. The site also highlights ways to use tools like blocking and reporting to make it easier for you to stop unwanted interactions and report an issue like someone impersonating a friend or celebrity.

The site also provides more details on how you can protect your account from potential hackers through login alerts and safer browsing to avoid malware. There are also more details on steps we take behind the scenes to keep you safe, such as removing fake accounts, leveraging artificial intelligence to identify harmful links or images and reducing the spread of misinformation.

Lastly, people with more technical backgrounds or interests can read white-papers about our approach to privacy and security, including under-the-hood looks at how some of these features work. You can read more about this in the technical section and find other helpful links in the additional resources section. 

Privacy, safety and security are all critical components of a trusted environment. As we continue to make improvements to Messenger and strengthen these tools, we’ll keep this site updated as a reference point. Please visit www.messenger.com/privacy to learn more.

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