Crypter was a renowned app that allowed you to encrypt Facebook chat messages. It was developed by Max Mitchell from Sussex University and was available as a browser extension on Chrome and Firefox. Crypter protected your chat through end-to-end AES encryption and offered heightened privacy for all Facebook users.

Unfortunately, Facebook has crippled this app and now has blocked users from using Crypter to encrypt their chat messages. The reason for this blocking has still not been disclosed by Facebook and the makers of Crypter are working hard to find a work around this problem.

Users of this app took to social media to express their frustration. Here is one user on Reddit showing his reaction towards Crypter being blocked by Facebook:

Crypter was nifty tool to enhance your online privacy and protects all your Facebook communications over chat. It uses preset passwords where both the sender and the receiver of the message would have the same password to read the conversations.

This prevents outside intervention from unwanted entities eavesdropping on your Facebook chats. Here is a quick look at how Crypter works:

If anyone infiltrates your network and does access your Facebook chat, all they will see is encrypted text:

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So for now, Crypter has been shut down by Facebook and we are still waiting to see what solutions can be offered by the developers. Alternatively, you can still protect your Facebook activities with the help of a VPN and wait for Crypter to push a new update regarding its Facebook block.

Ameer Abbas

Ameer Abbas is a senior editor and a most viewed writer on Quora in Internet Privacy, Cyber Security, VPN and Torrents. He has continued work as a privacy advocate with Best VPN Provider and is working towards becoming an established privacy & security author online. Ameer takes a keen interest in technology, geo-political affairs and international cyber laws. Ameer loves outdoor sports including cricket, swimming, athletics, and football.
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