Facebook Messenger users can now report posts, conversations and people right from the mobile app if they want to complain of harassment, hate speech or impersonation. Facebook has introduced new tools on mobile to facilitate this.
Earlier, the users could report activity in Messenger only via the Facebook reporting tools or Facebook Messenger web.
“Most people use Messenger to connect with family and friends, make plans, and share photos and videos with loved ones. To help minimize bad experiences that can get in the way of these connections, we’re introducing new tools on mobile for people to report conversations that violate our Community Standards,” Facebook posted in a blog.
Users can now access the reporting tool directly from any Messenger conversation on iOS or Android phones.
Following are the three steps to follow:
* Tap the name of the person or group with whom you’re having a conversation
* Scroll to ‘Something’s Wrong’
* Select from categories such as ‘harassment’, ‘hate speech’, or ‘pretending to be someone else’.
Another option available is to ignore or block the person you are reporting. Once you have reported, Messenger will send you a confirmation that your report was successfully submitted for a review.
In another announcement, Facebook said it would investigate all the apps that had access to large amounts of information before the social media network changed its platform policies in 2014.
The post by Ime Archibong, VP of Product Partnerships, said the investigation process was being carried out in two phases. First is a comprehensive review to identify every app that had access to this amount of Facebook data. In the second phase, Facebook will conduct interviews, make requests for information (RFI) and perform audits that may include on-site inspections. The RFIs will contain a series of detailed questions about the app and the data it has access to.