Facebook Messenger Adds a Privacy and Safety Hub to Its Website

Details are provided on security settings and features

Facebook Messenger's new privacy and safety hub Facebook

Facebook Messenger added a new section on privacy to its website this week to give users one place to find information on the messaging application’s privacy, safety and security features.

The app’s new privacy and safety hub will provide details on privacy settings and features such as Secret Conversations, which are end-to-end encrypted messages.


Instructions are also provided for blocking and reporting other users, in order to help prevent unwanted interactions or people impersonating someone like a friend or a celebrity.


Details are included on how users can protect their accounts from potential hackers through features such as login alerts and safer browsing to avoid malware.

Facebook also describes some of the behind-the-scenes steps it takes, including removing fake accounts, using artificial intelligence to identify harmful links and images and reducing the spread of misinformation.

For those with more interest in technology, white papers are available about the social network’s approach to privacy and security.

Jay Sullivan, director of product management for Messenger privacy and integrity, wrote in a blog post, “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.”

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.