Facebook Messenger: disappearing conversations? It’s normal with the instant mode | TechBuzz

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How does instant mode work on Messenger? How to use it ? We tell you everything.

At the end of 2020, Facebook introduced a new platform-only feature Messenger and Instagram, the ephemeral mode. This takes over one of Snapchat’s flagship functions, which allows you to send messages that have the particularity of being automatically deleted once viewed.

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These ephemeral messages have recently been available on the Messenger messaging service (and they will soon be, normally, on Instagram). If you are wondering how to activate them to take advantage of them, follow the guide.

First, know that there are two ways to activate ephemeral messages on Messenger. The first is very fast, via a gesture. Just swipe up from the bottom of a conversation. You will see a “Hold down to activate fleeting mode” message appear along with a circular gauge. In a second, it will be filled and the interface will take you to a conversation with this mode activated.

The second method is more classic, but requires more actions, since it goes through the menus. To do this, first tap the i icon at the top right of the conversation to access the settings. Then tap on the “Ephemeral Mode” tab and then activate it with a tap. Then press the “back” arrows to return to the conversation. This one now has the ephemeral mode activated.

What are the differences with the “normal” mode?

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Ephemeral mode is an additional option that you can take to make your conversations more secure. When you send a message in a conversation with the ephemeral mode activated, this one receives it in a dedicated conversation window. Once the message is viewed, it will automatically disappear as soon as you leave the window and come back to the discussion.

To deactivate the ephemeral mode, it is very simple. On the upper part of the interface, when the mode is activated, there is a button “Disable fleeting mode”. Tap on it to return to your normal conversation.

A few clarifications: the instant mode feature is not available in group conversations. No one knows if it will ever be. In addition, when a screenshot is taken, a written indication will notify you. And to be able to use this mode, it is obviously necessary that the two participants have a sufficiently recent version of Messenger.

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