Here’s how your Facebook messenger is about to change

It can be tough to keep on top of your Facebook inbox at the best of times. But what you might not know, is that you actually have two. For the time being anyway…

A nesting spot for all the weirdos, creeps and mistaken identity queens, the ‘other’ inbox is the place where all the messages from people who you haven’t accepted as friends are stored.

That means some seriously odd requests. This writer’s strangest inquiry was from someone in need of an electrician, they would not have been pleased with the results.

But no longer. Facebook has decided to drop the multi-inbox function of its message system. Instead, when a ‘non-friend’ sends you a message you’ll receive a message request, which you can view without a read receipt.

We’d be lying if we didn’t have a slight sense of nostalgic sadness towards the ‘other’ inbox; but could it be a timely action from a business group that doesn’t have the best record for tackling internet bullying and abuse?

It’s been a period of change recently for the big blue social media platform. They announced the introduction of a ‘status emoji’ system, opting not to go for the much criticised ‘dislike’ button.

The jury is still out on Facebook’s new additions, but you can be sure they’ll be a lot of people on both sides of the argument. As per usual with the Internet…

Now what?