David Marcus, spokesperson for Facebook, announced that the social platform will rule out one of its features in the out coming version . Facebook eliminates dump inbox in order to provide users with far better access to privacy options.
Facebook explained their move was prompted by the ever increasing numbers of spam messages received from all over the social network. Marcus, pointed out that the latest improvement in Facebook’s user interface is designed to facilitate both communication and privacy. You may want a better search engine in order to find a distant relative or to get in touch with a friend, but then again, you would want tochoose the people from whom you receive messages.
The others tab, or the dump inbox, will now be replaced by messages request tab, in which you can view all the messages you received from your circle of friends. Now, the only thing that you need in order to start a conversation with someone is their name. Of course, you would have to wait a little for the other person to accept your chat request.
Facebook eliminates dump inbox in order to spare you the act of explaining to someone why you read his or hers message but you haven’t responded to it. This move will impact roughly 1.49 billion Facebook users all around the world.
Marcus also pointed out that even phone numbers will soon become obsolete because, as stated before, all you will need in order to reach a person will be its name.
Maybe this swift change coming from Facebook developers may come as a shock to many Facebook users. We have to admit that, over time, that little junk folder named “other” has been filled with different things that we want to forget: requests from persons you don’t even know, spam messages that advertise certain “products“ and love letters from you friendly neighborhood stalker.
Although the initiative seems to bring a little more security to our personal accounts, it kind of has a downside. Your contact details will be much more visible to persons outside your friend’s list and you will be much easier to find on Facebook.
A note of some importance is that the “others” tab was only available in the desktop version of Facebook. We hail the new improvement brought to us by Facebook, and we are looking to seeing how it will fare in time.