Facebook may be holding firm to its real-name policy, but at least the social network is giving users more options when it comes to alternative names on their accounts.
In its rush to continually evolve its product, Facebook often makes leaps forward in many areas, and sometimes that involves two steps back. But in the case of the nearly anonymous “other” folder and its complete omission from the highly touted Facebook Messenger applications, I guess the steps back sent it over a cliff — or maybe Facebook realizes how entirely useless this folder is and plans to kill it off. Wait, what “other” folder? Exactly.
You might find yourself, on occasion, the recipient or sender of hostile or just plain weird Facebook messages. And you likely delete these messages after a period of time by clicking the handy “X” to the right of each one. If this all rings true so far, know that all of those conversations are still there, waiting to come back to haunt you.
Last week, Facebook announced that its users would be able to pick genders from a custom list, instead of choosing either “male” or “female,” like they did before.
The “Other” folder in the inbox of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is probably not the most efficient place to be for Facebook users who want to reach him via messages on the social network. The good news is that there may be a way to avoid being banished to the Other folder. The bad news: It’ll cost you — $100, to be exact.