Stay in Control with Messenger Safety Features

When people trust their messages are private and feel safe online, they can express themselves freely. We build features that empower people to stay in control of their privacy and avoid potential abuse or harm. Safer Internet Day is a chance to remind everyone about new and existing Messenger features for privacy and safety that can help when messaging, calling or video chatting with close connections. 


We built these features with privacy and safety by design from the ground up. We also improved our product design to make some of these features easier to find. While some of them may not be available everywhere, our Privacy and Safety Hub and help center articles are available with more information. 

In addition, we’re developing more innovative features that use activity across our platforms to prevent harm or abuse before it happens. For example, we use behavioral signals like an adult sending a large amount of friend or message requests to people under 18 to share safety notices, identify and remove potentially harmful accounts and protect minors. This is part of our prevention, detection and response framework that preserves privacy while combating abuse. 

We are constantly innovating to keep our community safe and secure and give people the context and controls they need to prevent or respond to unwanted interactions. 


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