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How to Disable End to End Encryption on Messenger

End to end encryption on Messenger is an extra layer of security to your messages and calls.

Your messages and calls will be protected when it leaves your device and reaches the receiver’s device.

In other words, nobody can see or listen to what’s sent or said except for you and the receiver.

On Facebook Messenger, this feature is known as a secret conversation.

In some cases, you or the receiver might have accidentally started a secret conversation.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to turn off or disable end to end encryption on Messenger on Android/iPhone and chat normally.

Why does my Facebook Messenger say end-to-end encrypted?

End to end encrypted Messenger

Your Facebook Messenger say end-to-end encrypted because it’s a secret conversation.

This can happen if you or the receiver accidentally or deliberately started a secret conversation.

A secret conversation will secure and protect your messages and calls.

However, you cannot report video or audio calls on Messenger or Facebook chat.

How to disable end to end encryption on Messenger

To disable end to end encryption on Messenger, you need to open a regular chat with the user.

To do so, you need to search for the user on Facebook and tap on the “Message” button on their profile.

Here’s how to do this:

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap on the search icon.
  2. Search for the user that you want to disable the end to end encryption with.
  3. Tap on the “Message” button to open a normal chat with them on Messenger.
  4. Send them a message.

Editor’s note: I’ve tested this out myself and managed to disable the encryption.

In some cases, you might have two Messenger conversations with the user.

One conversation is an end-to-end encrypted chat while the other conversation is a regular chat.

When you tap on the “Message” button on a user’s Facebook profile, it’ll open a regular chat with them on Messenger.

Further reading

How to Fix Chat Heads Not Showing on Messenger

How to Fix Messenger Bubble Not Showing

How to Fix Facebook Messenger Story Not Showing

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Lim How Wei

Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with 8+ years of experience in Social Media Marketing and 4+ years of experience as an active investor in stocks and cryptocurrencies. He has researched, tested, and written thousands of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.

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