You won’t need to leave Messenger anymore to report conversations, as Facebook is introducing new tools on mobile that will allow you to do so from within the app.
We recently heard how Facebook scans Messenger conversations for objectionable content, and now it is making it a lot easier to report conversations that violate its Community Standards via reporting tools available directly within the Messenger app. Up until now, you’d have to either report something with Facebook‘s reporting tools, or via Messenger on the web.
In a recent blog post, Hadi Michel, Product Manager at Messenger explained how this is done on either iOS or Android:
- Tap the name of the person or group with whom you’re having the conversation.
- Scroll down to “Something’s Wrong” and tap on it.
- Select from several categories such as “harassment,” “hate speech,” or “pretending to be someone else.”
After reporting, you will receive a confirmation that the report was submitted for review, and you will be kept in the loop as it’s investigated. You can of course simply ignore the person or block them, if you don’t like what they are saying.
Michel explains that “providing more granular reporting options in Messenger makes it faster and easier to report things for our Community Operations team to review,” as they now review reports in more than 50 languages.
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