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Facebook Messenger users can now report messages from within the app

Tyrone Stewart

Facebook Messenger repirtingFacebook has introduced new tools to its messaging app, Messenger, enabling users to finally be able to report conversations from within the app.

Previously, anybody that wanted to report the goings on in the app would have to do so via the tools available on Facebook or the Messenger web portal.

“Providing more granular reporting options in Messenger makes it faster and easier to report things for our Community Operations team to review. They review reports in over 50 languages. This means our community will see issues addressed faster so they can continue to have positive experiences on Messenger,” said Hadi Michel, product manager for Messenger, announcing the new tools.

“We encourage people to use our reporting tools. The more you do, the more you assist us in keeping the Messenger community safe.”

To report a conversation, users have to tap the name of the person or group they are chatting with and scroll to ‘Something’s Wrong’. Here there are categories to choose from such as harassment, hate speech, or pretending to be someone else. Users can also decide to ignore or block the person they are reporting.