The scandal caused by Cambridge Analytica seems to have no end. Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of Facebook management are now being watched all over the world. Recently, journalists from TechCrunch received evidence that the messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg using Messenger began to disappear from the mailboxes. This feature is not available to ordinary mortals, but this is about to change.
How many times have you happened that under the influx of emotions or by mistake you sent a message that you wanted to remove later? Such a few second security buffer is offered by several e-mail providers and instant messengers. One of them is WhatsApp. However, this feature has been implemented in such a way that the recipient of the message receives a message that the sender has deleted its content. Such functionalities are useful in situations in which a message was sent to the wrong group or contained a mistake. However, in the case of Messenger, it looks completely different.
Some of the messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg simply disappeared
In the context of the recent problems faced recently by Facebook management, it looks like simply blurring traces. However, TechCrunch journalists were informed that messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg and other members of the board of the portal have a limited shelf life. This feature is not available to all users. Facebook implemented it after the hackers broke into Sony Pictures email accounts in 2014 to protect communications from the company’s management. Similar functionality is to be made available to all Messenger users:
“We have discussed this feature several times. And people using our secret message feature in the encrypted version of Messenger have the ability to set a timer — and have their messages automatically deleted. We will now be making a broader delete message feature available. This may take some time. And until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives’ messages. We should have done this sooner — and we’re sorry that we did not.” – Facebook
Currently, each of us can benefit from similar functionality that is available in secret conversations. However, Facebook plans to introduce the same option for regular messages.