CALIFORNIA: In its fight against fake accounts and the spread of false information, Facebook is rolling out a new feature for its Messenger service.
Facebook Messenger is testing a feature that will flag off messages coming from a fake account, Engadget reported.
Engadget had reached out to Facebook and the company confirmed the news.
A Facebook spokesperson told Engadget that this was part of the company's ongoing efforts to fight impersonation and Messenger scams.
"We are testing a new feature that provides people with more context on someone they may not have previously connected with on Messenger," wrote the spokesperson. "This context will allow them to make a more informed decision about whether or not they'd like to message that individual."
If you receive a DM from someone you haven't conversed with in a while, it will show you information about when the account was created and whether that user is on Messenger without a related Facebook account, along with details on the phone number.