Mixin Messenger has always allowed anyone with your phone number or Mixin ID to message you or add you to a group. This is similar to how anyone can send you an SMS message or email if they have your contact information.
By default, your message privacy settings are set to Everyone so you can easily connect with friends and family, even if they’re not in your contacts list.
For additional privacy, we’ve also added the ability to control who can message you by adjusting your Mixin Messenger Settings.
Change message Privacy Settings
- Go to Mixin Messenger Settings
Tap the Avatar > Settings > Account > Privacy > Conversation
- Select one option
- Everyone: including people outside of your phone's address book contacts, can message you.
- My Contact: Only contacts on your Mixin Messenger can message you.
If people switch the message privacy to contact, and you're not on the contact list, your messages can not deliver to the receiver. The message status is with a ✅.