Skip to main content
Instapage

Facebook Brings Message Requests Feature to Messenger to Replace ‘Others’ Folder

Facebook has released a very important update to its Messenger app, thus making it much easier to contact people just by knowing their name. Facebook helps you be protected from persons you don’t know, so that’s why prior to this update, messages from unknown persons showed up in a folder next to your inbox labelled ‘other.’ However, this feature was available only on the desktop platform.

facebook message requests

With the new Message Requests for Messenger feature, when someone sends you a message who isn’t at least a friend of a friend or has your phone number, it will show up as a ‘message request,’ giving you the option to accept or ignore it. David Marcus, Vice President of Messaging Products at Facebook, was the first to break the news, saying the following:

Forget phone numbers! Today, we’re excited to start rolling out Message Requests for Messenger. Now, the only thing you need to talk to virtually anyone in the world, is their name. As a result of these changes, we’re removing the “Other Folder” that was only accessible from the web, and are enabling you to accept or ignore new requests without the requestor knowing you’ve read their message.

Thus, if you’re friends on Facebook with the person that’s sending you the message, or if you have each other’s contact info in your phone and have these synced, or if you have an existing open thread, then the new messages from that sender will be routed to your inbox. Everything else, according to Marcus, will now be a message request. He also added that Facebook is continuously improving their ways of removing spam attempts.

See how he stresses out in the beginning – forget phone numbers, which shows that Facebook is dead serious about improving how we communicate with each other. Marcus also said that “while this may seem like a small change, it’s actually a foundational development.” This is a more invasive way, of course, but it gives you the option to decide whether you want to communicate with that person or not.




© Raju PP for Technology Personalized, 2015. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are looking at is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact us, so we can take legal action immediately. If you are on Twitter you can follow me @rajupp! | Permalink |

The post Facebook Brings Message Requests Feature to Messenger to Replace ‘Others’ Folder appeared first on Technology Personalized.

  

Related Stories



from Technology Personalized http://ift.tt/1HastGF

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

6 types of negative SEO to watch out for

The threat of negative SEO is remote but daunting. How easy is it to for a competitor to ruin your rankings, and how do you protect your site? But before we start, let’s make sure we’re clear on what negative SEO is, and what it definitely isn’t.Negative SEO is a set of activities aimed at lowering a competitor’s rankings in search results. These activities are more often off-page (e.g., building unnatural links to the site or scraping and reposting its content); but in some cases, they may also involve hacking the site and modifying its content.Negative SEO isn’t the most likely explanation for a sudden ranking drop. Before you decide someone may be deliberately hurting your rankings, factor out the more common reasons for ranking drops. You’ll find a comprehensive list here.Negative off-page SEOThis kind of negative SEO targets the site without internally interfering with it. Here are the most common shapes negative off-page SEO can take.Link farmsOne or two spammy links likely won’…

Another SEO tool drops the word “SEO”

This guest post is by Majestic’s Marketing Director, Dixon Jones, who explains the reasons for their recent name change.
Majestic, the link intelligence database that many SEOs have come to use on a daily basis, has dropped the “SEO” from it’s brand and from its domain name, to become majestic.com. Since most people won’t have used Google’s site migration tool before, here’s what it looks like once you press the “go” button:

In actual fact – there’s a minor bug in the tool. The address change is to the https version of majestic.com (which GWT makes us register as a separate site) but that message incorrectly omits that. Fortunately, elsewhere in GWT its clear the omission is on Google’s side, not a typo from the SEO. It is most likely that the migration tool was developed before the need for Google to have separate verification codes for http and https versions of the site.
The hidden costs of a name change
There were a few “nay sayers” on Twitter upset that Majestic might be deserting it…

Software Review Site TrustRadius Has A New Way to Treat Reviews Obtained Through Vendors

Online user reviews are the most powerful marketing technique for influencing purchase decisions. But do they accurately represent the views of most users?Today, business software review platform TrustRadius is announcing a new way — called trScore — to handle the bias introduced in reviews by users obtained through the vendor of the reviewed software product. The site says more than two million software buyers visit each year to check out its product reviews.To understand trScore, let’s first look at TrustRadius’ approach.The site says it authenticates all users through their LinkedIn profiles. It also requires users to answer eight to ten questions about the product, in order to weed out users having no familiarity. Additionally, a staff person reads every review before it is posted, and the site says about three percent of reviews are rejected for not meeting guidelines.As for the reviews themselves, TrustRadius puts them into two main buckets: independently-sourced reviews and ven…