The US technology giant said this feature would be known as "secret conversations" i.e read only by the sender and recipient.
"Providing more ways for people to safely share is an important part of making the world more open
and connected," the social network's vice president David Marcus said on his Facebook page.
"Whether you're asking a doctor for medical advice, sending sensitive account information to your spouse, or even your Social Security number,
it's important to have options available for sharing these kinds of very sensitive messages."
Whatsapp success on encryption was started early this year by facebook and others too are doing same like google apps and the rest.
There is not merit without demerit different opinion engulf this latest development as Some law enforcement officials and lawmakers have criticized these moves, saying the strong
encryption can allow criminals and other bad actors to operate in secret where traditional wiretaps don't work.
"Secret conversations are available on a limited test basis right now, but we will be making the option more widely available this summer," in a statement said.
Source Facebook News Room, Today