Facebook is a social media platform through which many consumers communicate, and to help keep messages private the service is adding a feature called 'Secret Conversations' that will self-destruct messages in order to keep them away from prying eyes.
The feature will include a variety of added services to help keep messages safe and exclusive between the sender and receiver. This includes an additional layer of security such as having private message self-destruct in 24-hours or records of the dialogue only kept on devices belonging to the conversation participants. Both settings need to be turned on manually by the user to be activated. The additional safety measures are to help ensure user privacy from larger corporations and government surveillance.