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on the messages you care about Integrate your Chats, Texts, and Email in one place Easily maintain your online conversations How It Works Your new messages will be prioritized so you always receive message s from your friends first. All other messages are organized in your “Other” folder. This includes Page Updates and messages from Groups. You always have the choice to move things from your Me ssages folder to your Other folder and vice versa. 1601 S. California Avenue • Palo Alto, CA 94304 • T: 650-543-4800 • F: 650-543-4801
Getting Started As we gradually roll out the new Messages to people over the nex t few months, you’ll see a notification that lets you know your Messages have chan ged. After you click “Get Started”, we’ll show you a page where you can learn more about so me of the improvements. While the new interface for your messages is not a drastic design change, there are some new functions we want people to be aware of. 1601 S. California Avenue • Palo Alto, CA 94304 • T: 650-543-4800 • F: 650-543-4801
After you’ve upgraded, you’ll first have the option to choose an email address that corresponds to your Facebook username. If you don’t yet have a username, you can p ick one at that time. You can also turn on SMS text messaging, so you can send and receive messages fr om your phone. If you’re online, you’ll receive your messages in real time on Facebook Chat. You ca n also respond to the message through your Chat box. 1601 S. California Avenue • Palo Alto, CA 94304 • T: 650-543-4800 • F: 650-543-4801
Additional Features • Faster communication: If you want, you can send Messages just by hitting your en ter key, so using Messages is as fast (and as casual) as an in-person conversati on. • • Revamped Search: Search for either the person you were talking with or what you were talking about to quickly find your message and all the related context. Add ing people to a thread: Loop people into conversations more easily. • • • Forwarding: Pass a message along to other friends directly. Leave a conversation : Opt to remove yourself from a group conversation when you no longer wish to be involved. Sending attachments: Aside from links, photos, and videos, you can no w include external files in your messages, such as documents and spreadsheets. Privacy Controls You always have control over who messages you. To control this, simply go to your privacy settings and choose who can send you messages from th e dropdown: 1601 S. California Avenue • Palo Alto, CA 94304 • T: 650-543-4800 • F: 650-543-4801