How to Access Facebook’s Message Inboxes

I have seen people struggling with Inboxes on FaceBook. When someone said that they  have Inboxed you a message and you see nothing, it is quite frustrating for sender and receiver both. There are lots of messages you may not realize you’re getting.

One of the most immediate methods to get to the filtered inbox is to click on the message icon at the top of the Facebook homepage and then click ‘Message Requests”.

The “Message Requests” inbox will show you a whole new set of messages you may or may not have seen–usually from people who aren’t your friends. You might be surprised at what you find in there. Or, you may have already known about this, and have been checking that inbox for awhile.

However, there’s even more. click “See filtered requests” to see a whole, third set of messages that have been filtered by Facebook for whatever reason.

Alternatively, from your inbox, click the “More” button at the top and from the dropdown menu, click “Filtered”.

That’s it, you click on your filtered messages inbox, which are just messages from people who aren’t your friends, wishing to initiate a conversation with you.

If you’re using the Facebook messaging app, then you can get to your filtered inbox by tapping on the “Settings” icon.

Tap “People” and then on the resulting screen, tap “Message Requests” to see the first set of “hidden” messages. Scroll to the bottom and choose “See Filtered Requests” to see even more. Again, all those long lost filtered messages will be revealed and you can attend to them if you want.

So, there you have it. All the latest ways you can access your filtered messages inbox. As you can see, it’s not really that hard to find, but that doesn’t mean everyone is going to necessarily know it exists, especially if you only use the Messenger app rather than the actual Facebook website.


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