Facebook is finally ditching its “other” message folder.
Not sure what that is? You are not alone. Few users were aware of the feature, and even fewer used it. The folder was a kind of black hole for messages typically sent by strangers.
By Ivana Kottasova for CNN:
“Facebook said it’s replacing the folder with a “message requests feature.”
Most often, those messages consisted of spam, creepy pick-up lines and the occasional note from a long-lost friend.
Facebook (Tech30) hoped the feature would filter out spam and unwanted messages. But the folder was only accessible through the desktop version of the social network, and users weren’t notified when new messages landed there.”,
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