1 new chat request
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." Marcus also confirmed that Facebook is retiring the dated "Other Folder" that was only accessible via the Web.
Someone might want you to call them, but if you don’t have their random string of digits, you can’t.
And you could miss something extremely important if a person you’ve never met really needs to reach you. And it’s born from the ashes of one of the social network’s worst products ever.
Once someone has yours, you can’t stop them from contacting you.
That's why we want to replace that with a system that makes it a lot easier to catch the messages that you want to see.
A level of openness where you can get in touch with anyone in the world but still have the control yourself of who contacts you and who can't."Back in May, Facebook started rolling out a major feature to its standalone Messenger that offered publicly available contextual information of first-time senders on the app.
Detailing how Message Requests will work, Marcus added, "The rule is pretty simple: If you're friends on Facebook, if you have each other's contact info in your phone and have these synced, or if you have an existing open thread, the new messages from that sender will be routed to your inbox.
Everything else will now be a message request, minus spam attempts that we will continue to ruthlessly combat."Facebook's Help Centre page explains how Message Requests works, noting that requests will appear at the top of the inbox when users receive a new one.
"When you open a message request, you can choose Ignore to hide the conversation, or choose Reply to move the conversation to your inbox.