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Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you open Facebook Messenger M, suggestions for people to chat with pop up? This is an amazing feature because it allows us to easily connect with friends and family. Just like any other feature on Facebook, however, there are certain instances where this can feel invasive or spammy. Luckily, if this happens to you (and I’m sure it has) all you have to do is turn off these suggested chats!
Facebook killed their M chatbot a few months ago, the reason being it was more artificially stupid than artificially intelligent. Unfortunately, it lingers around as the equally unhelpful M Suggestions in Messenger. This article will show you how to turn those suggestions off.
What is Facebook Messenger M Suggestions?
Facebook M was a virtual assistant chatbot, which used humans to do a majority of things. Facebook planned to use the humans to train the bot, then phase out the humans had to do part. This, however, didn’t work.
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A lot of noise was made in the press regarding this; however, it was only ever available to around 2,000 Californians. The human side could never really scale to more.
During the start of 2018, Facebook pulled the plug on M. Now, it lives on in M Suggestions based on what they learned from working on and along with the chatbot. It doesn’t seem like they’ve learned anything much.
M Suggestions appear based on the context of conversations. It can do things like:
- Suggest some appropriate stickers for a reply.
- Pay/request money.
- Share location.
- Help make plans.
- Start a poll to get a group of people to decide what to do.
- Hail an Uber/Lyft.
How can you Turn Off Facebook M Suggestions?
- Open Facebook Messenger, then tap on your profile icon. On iOS, it’s at the top left; on Android, it’s at the top right.
- Scroll down, you’ll then spot “M Settings” click on it.
- To get rid of these stupid M suggestions, toggle the “Suggestions” off.
After this M will annoy you no more. If it starts being useful, you can turn it back on. If you liked this article (or if it helped at all), leave a comment or share it with friends, so they can also know How to Turn Off Facebook Messenger’s M Suggestions?