Fb launches ‘caller ID’ for brand spanking new Messenger conversations

Facebook launches 'caller ID' for new Messenger conversations

Subsequent time somebody contacts you on Fb Messenger for the primary time, you will see a calling card of types displaying his photograph, different public information and the way you two are related. Fb’s Vice President of Messaging, David Marcus, calls it “enhanced caller ID for messaging,” and it exhibits up even for those who’re not Associates with the opposite individual. It lists useful clues to jog your reminiscence in case you’ll be able to’t keep in mind who’s making an attempt to contact you, together with his job, faculty and if he lives in your location, that are the identical items of data proven by Fb’s Howdy caller ID app for Android. This “Messenger caller ID” function, nevertheless, is rolling out to each iOS and Android units, however solely within the US, the UK, India and France for now. Hopefully, it could possibly prevent time from clicking via to a weirdo’s profile and stop you from dismissing essential messages despatched by potential employers or previous associates.

Facebook launches 'caller ID' for new Messenger conversations

Now you will all the time have context of who’s connecting with you on Messenger. It is like enhanced caller ID for messaging. pic.twitter.com/IFC48HzZRv

— David Marcus (@davidmarcus) Might 22, 2015

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