Facebook launches new tools to prevent unwanted friend requests and messages

Now you might be thinking that how Facebook will stop the unwilling friend request and messages, to get this understand let's consider an example.

This is not the first thing which Facebook is thinking to introduce in favour of its users instead just a few days back the company added a feature to ignore conversations.

The new tools will proactively recognise when a blocked contact tries to send friend requests and messages to someone on Facebook through a new account.

Facebook is building on existing features to prevent fake and inauthentic accounts on its platform.

The company said in a post Tuesday that users now can choose to read or ignore abusive or threatening messages and posts without the sender knowing they are doing so. The conversation would be moved to the filtered messages folder.

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The feature is available for single conversations and will soon be applicable to group chats.

One tool is designed to make sure that when you block someone who's been harassing you, the person can't simply create a new account and continue to harass.

A range of signals - like a user's IP address - will be analysed to study the type of accounts and their owners who were previously blocked and therefore must be blocked from re-registering on Facebook, sending messages, friend requests or creating another account. It will also limit certain features like commenting for people who violate the Community Standards of Facebook.

Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis wrote on Facebook's blog. They also may want to keep tabs on the other person. They have developed new resources for the survivors of domestic violence in partnership with a Colombia-based NGO National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Meanwhile, tech companies such as Facebook are grappling with how the social network might be dividing people rather than bringing them closer together.

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