Toggle Off & On Facebook Messenger’s M Suggestions

Just like Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana, and Amazon Alexa, Facebook also tried its hands in assistants and introduced Facebook M Suggestions back in 2015.  As per the company, Facebook M Suggestions is a “helpful assistant in Messenger, powered by artificial intelligence”. However, the feature is now available in Messenger for iOS and Android.

Before moving forward let’s understand what is Facebook M and how to toggle off & on Facebook Messenger’s M Suggestions

Facebook has shut down M, its personal assistant, therefore you no longer can see M suggestions in Messenger.

What is Facebook M Suggestions?


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Facebook M Suggestions is a virtual assistant chatbot like another proactive assistant available in the market. However, the only difference in Facebook M is, it comes without a voice. Facebook M only offers suggestions by popping into the chat box and provides “suggest relevant content and capabilities enrich the way people communicate and get things done”.

The feature automatically brings suggestion in your conversation when it identifies the intent in a conversation. It works like, if your friend messages you “goodbye,” then M suggestions will recommend “bye-bye” GIF to your friend. It is a cool feature that can be really fun while chatting with friends. The feature can send stickers, share your location, pay or request money, make plans, starts a poll, and gets a ride.

How to Turn Off Facebook M Suggestions?

If you don’t want the virtual assistant chatbot then surely you can toggle off the feature with a few taps of your finger. Follow the below steps to turn of Facebook M Suggestions for you.

Step 1: Open Facebook Messenger and go to your profile.


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Note: If you’re using an Android device then you can locate it on the top-right corner wherein iOS users can locate the profile icon at the top left corner on your screen.

Step 2: Now, scroll down until you see “M Settings” and click on it.


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Step 3: Now, toggle off “Suggestions” to disable M suggestions. That’s it, now M suggestions is disabled.


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How To Start Seeing M Suggestions On Facebook Messenger?

Some of the Facebook users find M suggestions really useful and if you’re one of them and looking forward to enabling the feature on your device then follow the below steps.

Step 1: Launch your Facebook Messenger.

Step 2: Click on your profile. You can get the profile icon at the top-left hand side of your screen if you’re an iPhone user. However, Android users can access profile icon at the top-right corner.


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Step 3: Select “M Settings”.


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Step 4: Turn on “Suggestions” to enable M Suggestion on your device.


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Some of the users find this feature irrelevant and distraction wherein some of the users praise this innovative creation of Facebook as a fun way to chat with friends.


  • comment_avtar
    i am not seeing M setting on my messenger.

    4 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    I, as well do not find m settings anywhere. It literally is not there as a feature

    3 years ago

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