Facebook Messenger Can Now Alert You About Unwanted Contacts and Scams

It’s 2020, and yes, the world we know is full of people who want to take advantage of technology today. And one of the key goals in the tech industry is to ensure people’s safety in day to day life. The good news is one of the leading companies in the online world has taken a step to put people’s safety first.

According to the article in Messanger News, they are introducing a new safety notice in Messanger which will inform people about suspicious activities and how to take action.

How it helps for minors

Users who are under age 18 will receive alerts if an adult is trying to engage in inappropriate conversation, therefore, they can block or ignore this person.

How it works for scams

Let’s assume someone is asking for money out of nowhere in a conversation, so Facebook Messanger will notice that and send you alerts about potential scams, therefore, they can block or ignore this person.

Facebook Messenger Can Now Alert You About Unwanted Contacts and Scams
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“These features show a great integration of the technical tools that will help curb bad behavior on the platform, while also reminding people of their own control over their account.” – said Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute.

This feature will be avalible for both iOS and Android devices

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