My View on Facebook’s ‘Secret Conversations’
Social media is all fun and games until it gets really personal.
We all have social media. I am sure 99% of us have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the list goes on. One that people don't think too much about is Snapchat, which became popular when I was in college. It's more than just the funny faces and videos, I have seen it ruin friendships and relationships. Which brings me to my next point. These photos and messages erase after the other party opens them. Because of this, several messages and infidelity in relationships start to occur. Not all, but it's almost a gateway and "okay" in those situations when one person feels "tempted". Some people consider this cheating, some don't. It really just depends on the person and intentions.
The reason I bring this up is because I just found out about "Secret Conversations" on Facebook Messenger (mobile only-not desktop). I had no idea this was a thing until my friend found herself in a world of hurt because of social media including Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and now the newly discovered "Secret Conversations." I will spare her details for privacy but I am sure you can read between the lines. Apparently these "Secret Conversations" are encrypted and disappear after they are opened. Similar to Snapchat. While I am sure it was created for friends or something of that nature, it's being used for the wrong reasons. Again, this is my opinion, but no one should have a use for "Secret Conversations". It creates chaos, it's very disrespectful if you are in a relationship, and I just don't think any good comes of it. No matter what you are using it for.
If you're like me and didn't know this existed, this is where you can find it. I turned mine off because I have no use for it.
- Open Facebook Messenger
- Click on your profile image on the top left
- Keep in mind, if you receive a message it will pop up in your messages but it will say "(person who sent it) sent you a disappearing message"
Disclaimer: This has nothing to do with my personal relationship. It's a story from a friend and my view as her friend.