Use Facebook Messenger settings to protect your details

Facebook Messenger is a massively popular instant messenger platform, used by millions of people and with loads of great extra features. It’s also used by some for more nefarious purposes, though, so keeping your information safe is important. There are a handful of adjustments you can make to your privacy settings to protect yourself while using Facebook Messenger:

  • Set your stories to only be visible to your friends.
  • Don’t sync your contacts so you can choose who to add individually.
  • Remove your phone number from your profile.
  • Restrict who appears in your chat list and message request folder.