“VKontakte” turned “Messages” into “Messenger” and allowed to find contacts by phone number

VKontakte has transformed the “Messages” section into “Messenger”: the ability to write to a person by phone number has been added to calls and chats. This was reported to Rusbase in the press service of the social network.

It is noted that communication will begin only if the interlocutor expresses his consent. Until that moment, all his profile data will be hidden – from name to avatar. Only the number and name from the phone book will be displayed. The initiator of the conversation will not be able to find out if his message has been read.

“In fact, the service has long become a full-fledged messenger – and now, along with the introduction of the ability to write to contacts from the phone book, we are reinforcing this role with the new positioning of the section,” said Marina Krasnova, product director at VKontakte.

Also, users have the opportunity to set their own background for chats by choosing among the options offered or by uploading another image.

The representatives of the social network clarified that new functions will also appear on VKontakte, thanks to which each user will be able to customize the messenger to his liking.


“VKontakte” turned “Messages” into “Messenger” and allowed to find contacts by phone number