Facebook Messenger Change

@Marcyaz (35615)
United States
March 5, 2016 12:16pm CST
I have heard that Facebook knows when its users are asleep or awake. It seems that Facebook keeps specific logs of the last time that every person was active. It shows that information within conversations, showing a little note indicating that you were active. Why this information is important I don't know do you have an idea why they would want to know this? Is this an invasion of our privacy?
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 Mar 16
I think you can turn that off. it is a bit weird isnt it, lol
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt I am going to try to turn off the notifications from facebook, hope I can figure out how to do that.
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• Centralia, Missouri
6 Mar 16
@Marcyaz Every so often I have to go back in and return things off, it's like FB just randomly decides to redo them
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt I think facebook does what it wants to when it wants to whether we like it or not.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 16
I cannot think of any possible use for such information. In my case my visits are so sparse that it would make little difference anyway.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@Asylum I can't think of any reason either but since I am never on there long it makes no difference.
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@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Mar 16
@Marcyaz ...I can think of several. Perhaps they like to keep track of how much activity takes place when. Maybe they want to keep track of the popularity of certain games and when said games are played. Maybe they want to know what age group plays them and when. Or when people visit certain parts of the site. Etc.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@celticeagle That very well could be one of the reasons.
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@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Mar 16
Sounds like what they say the president can do. It sounds like it is a part of their algorithm and just helps them supply data. It's only an invasion of our privacy if it does so. Don't sound like it does. It just gathers data about activity on the site.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@celticeagle Wondering why they would data about activity.
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@Lucky15 (33718)
• Philippines
5 Mar 16
As far as i remember... i am off on the messenger
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@Lucky15 You are not on the facebook messenger any longer how did you manage that?
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• Redlands, California
6 Mar 16
@Marcyaz Just turn it off. Should give you an option. at the bottom of it.
@VivaLaDani13 (21594)
• Perth, Australia
20 Apr 16
I didn't know that. Mine must be all confused because my sleeping habits are al over the place so good luck trying to work out when I am asleep and awake muahahaha! I don't like any type of invasion of privacy. I mean, knowing whether I am awake or asleep isn't a big deal but it's just adding onto the long list of how much privacy is invaded already.
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@Daljinder (22072)
• India
14 Feb 17
@VivaLaDani13 I don;t think it knows about our sleeping habits or when we are awake or asleep. It just shows the time whenever you open your facebook even if it was for a minute. It logs in the activity.
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@moffittjc (44667)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Mar 16
Well, if Facebook knows when I am awake or asleep, they don't do a very good job of monitoring it. I get random messages late at night from people through Messenger, and it always wakes me up! Dear Facebook: if you know when I'm sleeping, hold my messages until the morning when I wake up!
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@moffittjc Yeah I know what you mean by someone sending a message that wakes you up. Tell them to hold them !!!
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@amadeo (70606)
• United States
5 Mar 16
I think so and why not.what concern there.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@amadeo Yeah why and what should concern us about it?
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@PainsOnSlate (20419)
• Canada
5 Mar 16
I'm only on for a few minutes a couple of times a day, i really don't care if someone knows I'm on or not. I am not public, i have only good friends and relatives who see my pages.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@PainsOnSlate I don't go on there very often either so it really makes no difference to me.
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@Corbin5 (113290)
• United States
5 Mar 16
I have no problem with FB since I deleted my account three years ago. Best thing I ever did.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@Corbin5 Smart person you are I have been thinking of doing that also.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 16
I have not heard this before but like you say what is the purpose of this
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@gabs8513 It it not widely known yet but who knows why.
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• United States
5 Mar 16
Yes I believe it is. Also I sometimes wish I had never joined there.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView Yeah I know what you mean.
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@just4him (124285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Mar 16
I don't know why they find it necessary, but no, it's not an invasion of privacy as anyone can see when you were on last. Me, it's been days, if not weeks since I was there last.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
5 Mar 16
Just4him Well I could care less but some people might take offense.
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@just4him (124285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Mar 16
@Marcyaz Some always will.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@just4him That is for sure.
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@LeaPea2417 (21595)
• Toccoa, Georgia
8 Mar 16
I personally like it, because I can keep tabs on those people who I chat with the most. The main person I like to keep tabs on is my College age son. I like knowing when he has been on Facebook.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
8 Mar 16
@LeaPea2417 I only have a couple of people that I chat with on there and only because one friend is in Canada and the other is in Dallas.
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@LeaPea2417 (21595)
• Toccoa, Georgia
8 Mar 16
@Marcyaz I do think Facebook Messenger is great. I can chat with my son anytime and it is so nice to be able to do so.
@lilnana1111 (2339)
• United States
6 Mar 16
Maybe it's their way to keep track when more people are on there, probably so they can post adds and charge more for busier times...who knows?
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@lilnana1111 Could knows indeed could be for finder what the busy times are verus the slack times.
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@jstory07 (69261)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Mar 16
All I can say is why would anyone care.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@jstory07 I could care less they can do what they want to do with the data as I am not on facebook often.
@Tampa_girl7 (25842)
• United States
6 Mar 16
I rarely use Facebook.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@Tampa_girl7 It is kind of boring isn't it?
@slund2041 (3375)
• United States
8 Mar 16
It doesn't bother me for them to know when I am logged on. I do not find it to be invasion of privacy.
@crossbones27 (20779)
• Redlands, California
6 Mar 16
It is probably an invasion of privacy but also very legal and one that you opted in for when you signed up.. Just the times we live in. That is why you have to be very careful with sites like Facebook.
@AkoPinay (10088)
• Philippines
6 Mar 16
I didn't notice it. I am very seldom on Facebook.