How can I stay safe in Messenger?

We care about the safety of our global community, which is why we provide tools to help keep your account safe and secure.
Report bad activity:
If you see something that goes against our Community Standards, please let us know. Learn how to give feedback on or report a conversation in Messenger.
Report accounts that are pretending to be you or someone else:
Accounts that pretend to be you or someone else aren't allowed in Messenger. Learn how to report someone that’s pretending to be you or someone else.
Control your privacy:
You can control your privacy in Messenger by choosing who can see your Active Status, choosing your Story audience, using secret conversations and more. Learn how to control your privacy in Messenger.
Control who can reach your Chat list:
If someone who you're not connected with on Facebook sends you a message, you'll receive a message request. Keep in mind that replying to a message request connects you with the sender and reveals any content they sent you. Learn how to control who can start a new chat with you in Messenger.
Block, hide or mute people that you don't want to hear from:
You can control Messenger notifications for all of your conversations. Learn how to block people, ignore people or mute people in Messenger.
Scams:
If you see something you think is a scam, you should avoid responding and report the scam to us.

Learn about our safety features:

Different safeguards on Messenger help protect you from sensitive, disturbing or misleading content without us needing to see the content. For example, if someone finds this kind of content on Facebook and shares it with you on Messenger, you’ll only see a hidden preview of the content and have to tap on it to see it.
We also hide media content sent to you in a message request until you accept the request. Learn more about how we protect your privacy on Messenger.
Lock the app on your mobile device:
To add more security and privacy to your Messenger account, you can turn on Messenger’s app lock feature for your android or iOS device.
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