This could change Facebook forever

  • Published on Mar 8, 2019
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s new plan to pivot Facebook privacy means investing most of its energy into groups and messaging products like Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. It also means Facebook could face new challenges if it’s real: making revenue differently, regulation, and getting banned from countries like China and Russia.
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Comments • 428

  • The Verge
    The Verge  3 months ago +115

    Do you trust Facebook?

    • Toriun
      Toriun 7 days ago

      No and never!

    • web2yt
      web2yt 21 day ago

      I hope Facebook is replaced. A monopoly on social media (yes, they own instagram too) is bad for global innovation and extremely profitable only for a small number of people.

    • Jeana V
      Jeana V Month ago +1

      Facebook--left it years ago~never been happier. You couldn't pay me to use it.

    • Nita Renfrow
      Nita Renfrow Month ago


  • Paul BERDAH
    Paul BERDAH 17 days ago

    Adevertising works if content exagearate informations like a certain press, don't be surprised if hain and scandals are more and more will be your new encounters.

  • Joe Howlett
    Joe Howlett 29 days ago

    If they encrypt facebook messages that really has nothing to do with the newsfeed, they are two separate things. On another note... I stopped following all of my contacts on facebook, totally recommended!

  • Shubham Tripathi
    Shubham Tripathi Month ago

    Casey rocks!

  • Bearded Emo
    Bearded Emo Month ago

    i just wish the updates would hurry... i had them when they first mentioned them and then they went away for me :(

  • I_am_your_Grandfather

    Mr. Zucks doesn't even trust Facebook, he puts tape on his laptop camera at work. Facebook will become the next Yahoo.

    MIHAI PREDESCU Month ago

    *As long as I respect and follow my own rules of being a decent human being and respect others, I dont have to bother with this, i am not afraid of what I share on social media. You, Mark Zuckerberg, don't waste your time, sir, looking for irrelevant stuff. Take your wife and kids on a trip, it's much better to spend useful time with your family than to spy on other ppl's account*

  • Liao Justin
    Liao Justin Month ago

    iMessage does that already...

  • Dina Eddy
    Dina Eddy Month ago

    No, not at all.

  • F. D. R. / F. D. R.
    F. D. R. / F. D. R. 2 months ago

    Personally I never did care to participate with Facebook or any other social media. I do communicate via. e-mail to friends, family,
    business associates and general acquaintances. My personal file at it's peak had 24,600+ recipients. I have enjoyed sending and
    receiving news & notes from these special friends. We do not advertise products or services of any kind, we simply have opinions
    on a variety of topics and enjoy expressing ourselves. We seem to respect an unwritten agreement to agree to disagree occasionally.

  • Giorgio House
    Giorgio House 2 months ago

    Facebook will use an "ENCRYPTED" System that just Mark will be able to decrypt 😂😂😂

  • DAC087
    DAC087 2 months ago

    Have faith in Zuck

  • D. A.
    D. A. 2 months ago

    Facebook is still used by people?

    • paulcom777
      paulcom777 2 months ago

      Sure if Facebook was all cleaned up , de-Politicised, and had a real help / service access it would have a chance for a re-birth

  • redarrowhead2
    redarrowhead2 2 months ago

    Privacy is good until it's bad

  • LouisChiaki
    LouisChiaki 2 months ago

    Not sure if the ads are not target to me is a good thing at all.. I don't want to see those irrelevant ads on my facebook. Only US people heavily worry about privacy.

  • largraf
    largraf 2 months ago

    Do I trust Facebook. Let's see. How far can I throw this elephant?
    I discovered a new oxymoron ........ Facebook privacy.

  • Katherine Elizabeth
    Katherine Elizabeth 3 months ago

    I'd just be happy if they stopped fact that the most shared items are from places like Breitbart, Occupy Democrats, and Fox News. Facebook, as it is now, is terrible for our discourse.

    VEE ANON 3 months ago

    You can still catch the message before encryption happens. Hackers have done it to TJMaxxx and Dave and buster's.

    • paulcom777
      paulcom777 2 months ago

      Hello Vee Anon.......Zuckerberg has got to clean up the act starting by having all their locations in the USA , take down all their entrance signs " 1 HACKER LANE " and replace them by a decent POSITIVE SIGN which probably should be chosen by school children.

  • Garret Roland
    Garret Roland 3 months ago +1


  • Kyle Brock
    Kyle Brock 3 months ago

    Facebook was the easiest thing to forget.

  • Marin Angelov
    Marin Angelov 3 months ago +2

    I hate Facebook!

  • Nils Smith
    Nils Smith 3 months ago

    I don’t think this is a major shift to Facebook as a whole, but more about the Messenger platform and where that’s going. I think it’s absolutely going to change the intimacy within the platform and more significantly compete with email, SMS and other messaging/direct communication platforms. I think the Newsfeed will continue to provide the town square, but we’re already seeing this shift in attention. I also think that Mark wasn’t off on video taking over the feed as it has become more and more significant. I think they’ve definitely missed the mark so far with Watch though as YouTUbe continues to run away with online video attention.

  • EquinoxMindMusic
    EquinoxMindMusic 3 months ago

    ISSA Lie

  • Thomas Gunther
    Thomas Gunther 3 months ago

    To ask Mark to improve privacy is like asking a bank robber to make the very bank saver he wants to rob next. I am off of Facebook for a long time now for this very reason. I don't trust him a bit. I have nothing to hide, I just don't want him to rule the world.

  • Andi Leigh
    Andi Leigh 3 months ago

    I'm leaving FB if this happens.
    I ONLY use it FOR the newsfeed for dog rescue.
    It's useless otherwise. This is going to hurt A LOT of animals who are saved THANKS TO THE NEWSFEED.

  • Cyber Editing
    Cyber Editing 3 months ago

    No. Too late. Gab & Gab Dissenter are better.

  • Zacarias Goldstein
    Zacarias Goldstein 3 months ago

    We still don't know

  • Himanshu Panday
    Himanshu Panday 3 months ago

    I’ll never use Facebook again

  • Brandon Elbers
    Brandon Elbers 3 months ago

    I left Facebook/Instagram about a year and a half ago. I’ve never looked back. Facebook has continually violated user privacy for years. There is nothing they can do to convince me to come back.

  • Varun Biday
    Varun Biday 3 months ago

    Nicely put video

  • Europa
    Europa 3 months ago

    I don't visit the news feed. In fact I left before the news feed was what it is today. (2014)

  • Kenneth Barden
    Kenneth Barden 3 months ago

    Google is shutting down April 2 2019 but I wonder if facebook is shutting down after Google

  • Alexander Hjalmarsson
    Alexander Hjalmarsson 3 months ago +1

    Though i dont believe this at all, but I'm really happy about the change of mindset change. As Facebook Messenger is completely inescapable in most of northern Europe...

  • Keanu Haumahu
    Keanu Haumahu 3 months ago

    Isn't Whatsapp already encrypted end to end?

  • YoMama _Biotch
    YoMama _Biotch 3 months ago

    You must have missed the memo... Here is the big picture.
    FB is DARPA! LifeLog Everyone who uses the FB platform has been willingly creating their own file for the C_A. All messages have been stored along with all our relations. Forget any privacy Mark Z promises. Run from FB!

  • Maximilian Schneider
    Maximilian Schneider 3 months ago

    This video is quite inaccurate. Facebook will still be able to know most of what's going on and advertisers will still be able to target their audience. It comes down to metadata which is even right now the most common way of ad targeting.

  • XPoChangLinX
    XPoChangLinX 3 months ago +2

    Being on facebook and worrying about privacy is like walking nude down a busy street and worrying about worrying ppl seeing your junk.

  • Octavian Ștefănescu
    Octavian Ștefănescu 3 months ago

    e;r did nothing wrong

  • Twenty thhree
    Twenty thhree 3 months ago

    Like it , but i think they cannot do that ^^

  • Melvin Mendoza
    Melvin Mendoza 3 months ago

    It's just all talk.

  • Malcolm H
    Malcolm H 3 months ago +1

    I deactivated my Facebook account a while ago, honestly don't miss it one bit and won't use it any time soon. We'll see ...this so called new "private" movements. Highly sceptical.

    J. BRANDON 3 months ago

    Isn't WhatsApp already end to end encrypted?

  • Tayyab Hasan
    Tayyab Hasan 3 months ago

    i might finally give facebook a chance after this. News feed is cancer and i dont want cancer. There were more talks of combining all three messaging platforms as well.

  • Float Circuit
    Float Circuit 3 months ago

    I quit Facebook years ago. All I use is the messenger for the few friends I can't reach easily otherwise

  • Gokki
    Gokki 3 months ago

    Nope, don't care about facebook at all

  • Madasu Abhilash
    Madasu Abhilash 3 months ago

    But you can still screenshot though

  • nir2594
    nir2594 3 months ago

    deleting messages isn't a privacy issue. Companies like facebook earn through targeted ads. They just need 1-2 days chats, they don't care what happened 1 week ago. This is him saving face without any damage to his companies.

  • Shashikanth P
    Shashikanth P 3 months ago +1

    Yea... But when you use Google keyboard to text on Facebook messenger or WhatsApp.... end to end encryption is nothing!

  • Kwame
    Kwame 3 months ago

    Left Facebook 4 yrs ago. I’ve never been happier.

  • M I C H
    M I C H 3 months ago

    Never had Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and others.

  • Goolag SuxBalls
    Goolag SuxBalls 3 months ago +1

    Everyone, please show your grandparents how to use a different app. 🤣

  • Mr. Fox
    Mr. Fox 3 months ago +2

    Facebook 😂😂😂 Privacy😂😂😂 Plan😂😂😂 is today 1 of April? nice joke😂😂😂

  • RFI-Crypto Lab
    RFI-Crypto Lab 3 months ago

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  • Daniel Večeřa
    Daniel Večeřa 3 months ago

    I don't get it. Facebook was a great revolution for the society. It made my life more social .They did a lot of things wrong though. Now they are trying to fix it. Why is everyone here so negative about it?

  • Bill H
    Bill H 3 months ago

    If they don’t do this then break them up. Break up Google and Amazon, too.

  • Linda Watmore
    Linda Watmore 3 months ago

    I don't believe what they say. Google apps and updates override your system and have experience of my security being switched off every time they automatically upgrade my device and I found a security app over my own system and a message saying that the security system was installed in my device and could not be removed or else my device would lose its software and not work properly. I forced stop and disable and the transparent yellow taxi logo sitting over the top of my security system, was going from my device in the UK to 2 locations in America. Every time I went to Google or watch news feed, my security logo would disappear and I would switch off and go straight to security settings and malware speedometer would be going round so fast 7 thousand times and my son who is technically trained computer engineer, could not find the problem until this yellow taxi logo was sitting over the top of my security in the background. Every time automatic update on Google switches of my security settings. So my son has made it that the automatic response is deactivated, it also happened on my Huawei phone, so deactivated the automatic update. I have noticed if I have my fingers across the camera I can't switch on a red line appears on the top of the screen tells my to uncover the camera. Also I have noticed that, if my phone is in my bag or on the side and I talk about looking at buying a new tablet or laptop or camera or a car even, maybe booking a holiday and mention a destination, and then by magic everything I have mentioned comes up on my phone and tablet advertising what I have just been talking about. So I can tell you that we are all being spied on by the powers that be. And the foolish people who store everything in their phone and tablet on their computers and have smart television and security cameras witch you can access them from your phone, you can sure that they are watching you through your computer system and television even your own security cameras because they can actually access them easily by overriding your system you are a open door allowing them to access your life every time they update their software and download it to your phone, computer, allowing them to infiltration into your computer system. Nothing is safe today and the biggest enemy is our own government. That's why they want a cashless system so they can monitor your everyday spending and help them to no exactly what money you have and where, there will be even more fraud than there is now because you can empty a bank account by the touch of a button and make accounts easier steel from, most criminal activity is done by someone on the inside and access to security data. Technology is responsible for nearly all businesses and banking crimes by relying on the Internet and online banking services allow your customers to be targeted by criminal activities within the banking system itself. Resulting in people losing their money, property, identity theft etc. And they want to make it easier by giving everyone a microchip in the hand or for head. Containing all personal information about you, just abduct the person and take them with their hand to help themselves to all you have. They have not invented a single system yet that cannot be used by criminal people. But it's the most vulnerable people in the world who are being affected by their stupid laws which the governments of the world are passing. They want people to be like robots and control their minds and actions.

  • Javier Flores
    Javier Flores 3 months ago

    Facebook never knew what it was, turns out, like Frankenstein it was more a monster than a miracle

  • Yoko
    Yoko 3 months ago

    Man... Instagram it's becoming so boring. Closing my account .. WhatsApp... No comments I'm switching to telegram

  • Adam Unrika
    Adam Unrika 3 months ago

    Ever heard of Backdoors? Mark Zuckerberg definitely does.

  • Arjun
    Arjun 3 months ago

    Crazy prank in the making.

  • Xiaodong Zhang
    Xiaodong Zhang 3 months ago +1

    more like E2FB2E, always man in the middle attack.

  • Kevin
    Kevin 3 months ago

    Only idiots use facebook.

  • Howard Horst
    Howard Horst 3 months ago

    Facebook‘s image is beyond redemption. I quit Facebook over a year ago and I don’t miss it at all. In fact, I’ve been happier with it out of my life.

    YASHKUMAR PATEL 3 months ago +2

    End to End encryption doesn’t mean facebook won’t able to read our data. Its all about company ethics and that trust is already broke.

  • Fine
    Fine 3 months ago

    Yeah probably with md5 which any php programmer knows how weak it is
    *Facebook is written in php

  • desaturated
    desaturated 3 months ago

    The Verge is just another traditional media company trying to bring down facebook.

  • desaturated
    desaturated 3 months ago

    I believe in Mark than Verge

  • sam
    sam 3 months ago +1

    Let's say if a terrorist group or sociopaths uses end to end encryption which the company and government can't put hands on what actions can be taken against public manipulation and facts fabrication been done.

  • Tim Schöndorfer
    Tim Schöndorfer 3 months ago

    The other countries don't want to have easier access to their citizen's data - They don't want their data being stored in america. As simple as that. America is not an ally anymore.

  • Riccardo Enrike
    Riccardo Enrike 3 months ago

    Got to see it to believe it. 🧐

  • ClickBiSi
    ClickBiSi 3 months ago

    I wrote Facebook off like 7 years ago

  • Pedro Nogueira
    Pedro Nogueira 3 months ago +2

    I don't trust Zuckerberg

  • Talha Mukhtar
    Talha Mukhtar 3 months ago

    The question is always “Where do they make the money?” Always, always, always. If Facebook ever shows that they are making absolutely no revenue from selling user data, I will easily buy that they’re not interested violating privacy rights. My thing is, no service is free, I’m paying for it somehow. Amazon Prime Video comes from my Prime subscription, that online Honey extension is paid for by giving them access to literally all my online shopping data, and so on. How does “living room” Facebook make a profit? If it’s from a subscription, or from being a billboard app, I’m much more willing to trust that they’re not in the personal data game. Even then, though, at this point I’d need a provision in their Terms and Services Agreement saying they won’t sell my info

  • Rocco Durazza
    Rocco Durazza 3 months ago

    Unless you live in Australia, the government can order the encrypted messages.

  • Pratik Nalage
    Pratik Nalage 3 months ago

    Facebook and privacy don't go along well

  • Milan Ďásek
    Milan Ďásek 3 months ago

    Apple product placement advertisement. Why there is an Apple product on the table while it's not being used. Blah...

  • Borderlands808
    Borderlands808 3 months ago +1

    Facebook: for OLD people. 😱😂😂

  • Logesh Guhan
    Logesh Guhan 3 months ago

    Lot of people think people left facebook beacuse of privacy issues. In my view they love the word followers than friends and exactly thats what happening in my college.

  • Ryan
    Ryan 3 months ago

    Does anyone know if the Australian encryption laws will effect these improvements?

  • basdfgwe
    basdfgwe 3 months ago +4

    Facebook has been deleting messages ? So has verge...

    • paulcom777
      paulcom777 2 months ago

      i would love your opinion on the new way the comments are arranged.

  • bynahelemaal
    bynahelemaal 3 months ago

    I’m still annoyed that fb bought insta

  • Romanch Patel
    Romanch Patel 3 months ago

    Didn't WhatsApp has End to End encryption???

  • Mitchell Steindler
    Mitchell Steindler 3 months ago

    Who care?

    ȘȚɄƑƑɎǾɄ1oo 3 months ago

    Facebook's privacy plans will be simple, keep violating people's privacy and keep saying I'm sorry. If there's no consequences there will be no difference in the end result. They'll just be more clever.

  • SR Productions
    SR Productions 3 months ago

    First of all...they did encrypt it...however that does mean it is not stored and it cannot be decrypted...they possess decrytion keys and read your information whenever

  • An Smith
    An Smith 3 months ago

    It's not impossible China can still hack FBs encryption. Yeaaaa. It's like he just decided to give everyone a bunch of BS...but hey maybe we can just move it to China already. Asswipes.

  • An Smith
    An Smith 3 months ago

    Hey...are they gonna be more responsible w advertising? :)

  • A T
    A T 3 months ago

    Lies. Lets see

  • Jazzman
    Jazzman 3 months ago

    Aren’t only old people use fb nowadays?

  • fazeel ashraf
    fazeel ashraf 3 months ago +2

    If history has told us anything is Jews only care about money. So I don't think this is ever going to come true.

  • Clint Murzello
    Clint Murzello 3 months ago

    An iceberg sunk the Titanic and zuckerberg will sink Facebook. It's a disaster waiting to happen.

  • rei kon
    rei kon 3 months ago

    personally i'd love to use it for messenger and events, i cannot stand the timeline feed

  • Jarosław Kownacki
    Jarosław Kownacki 3 months ago

    Facebook is already cancelled, move on.

  • Keven Zhao
    Keven Zhao 3 months ago

    Basically copying Wechat

  • damn daniel
    damn daniel 3 months ago


  • cricketzone333 P
    cricketzone333 P 3 months ago

    No Newsfeed = downfall of Facebook

  • c woolfork
    c woolfork 3 months ago

    "Facebook" and "privacy" = oxymoron

  • Mohammed Kamal
    Mohammed Kamal 3 months ago

    no i prefer twitter

  • Isaac Iverson
    Isaac Iverson 3 months ago +3

    this guy is a poor man's Rhett McLaughlin

    • Comment
      Comment 3 months ago +1

      You mean this isn't him?

  • Plump Cat
    Plump Cat 3 months ago +1

    Facebook is basically bloat ware