Facebook is wanting to add a little bit of certainty to its Messenger app, as the social media giant introduces a brand-new caller ID function for new Messenger conversations. From now on, the next time a non-friend messages you on Facebook, you will certainly be revealed a short publicly offered info on that particular contact.


We’re all too knowledgeable about people not in our pals list calling us, triggering us to commonly sift through their profile simply to assist us recall if we do understand the person in question and are forgetting it, and even if you make certain you do not know the person, you still want who you’re handling before responding. This is certainly a hassle, one that Facebook is now seeking to remove.

Messages from such contacts will certainly now be headed by a digital calling card of sorts, which will certainly include a picture, other public information such as existing city, place of work, career, etc. and how you and that particular contact are connected, if linked at all. Surprisingly, the feature will offer these details for existing friends whom you have actually never ever messaged till now.

This feature can be actually handy for keeping track of people you’ve encountered in the current past and linking to them, where the caller ID feature can actually assist jog your memory.

Some might be worrieded about Facebook stepping on some sensitive privacy concerns, however that’s not the case here. The function will only be grabbing details that users have actually made public anyways and can be seen by anyone who’s on Facebook.

Another essential concern is the fate of the infamous “Other” inbox in Messenger as inbound messages from non-friends are filtered to that specific area which does not actually set off any notification and users commonly miss them. As it stands today, that include stays as it is, but offering context to new discussions is still a much needed convenience.


Facebook’s Hello app for Android has likewise been around for some while, where the offering intercepts incoming call and shows you the information available on Facebook about the caller, and even obstructs it if the person is determined as a known spammer. When it comes to the brand-new caller ID function for Messenger, it is implied for both iOS and Android and is rolling out to users in the United States, UK, India, and France just for now.

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