If you’ve not checked out the Privacy options in Messenger recently, it’s where you can also limit who can see your stories (a relatively new feature in itself) as well as lists of blocked people and stories you may have muted.
In fact, talking of blocking people, Messenger will be updated soon with even more privacy controls. These are partly based on user requests as well as bringing certain features already available in Instagram and WhatsApp, both of which are owned by Facebook.
These include controls for:
- Who can message & call you directly
- Which messages go into your requests folder
- Who can’t message or call you at all
Also, there will be a trial where images are blurred out by default – just like WhatsApp – which means you can choose whether or not to view an image sent by someone you might not know.