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How to access hidden messages in Facebook [Tip]

fbFacebook, one of the most used social networking sites in the world, has now introduced the ability for users to access the hidden messages on Facebook. Facebook only displays the messages of your friends in the main inbox. Messages from unknown people or those who are not there in your “Friends” list are dumped in a hidden inbox where the filtered messages are stored. It is only recently Facebook allowed users to access hidden messages on Facebook.

Last year, Facebook faced a lot of criticism over hiding these messages from users. As per the reports on the Internet, many people complained that they missed certain important messages because of Facebook’s filtering. Later, Facebook added a Message Requests option to the Facebook inbox that showed notifications whenever new requests came in.

Facebook has already enabled many exciting features for its users, and most of them are really useful. Let us see how to access the hidden messages on Facebook.

Tips and Tricks to Access Hidden Messages on Facebook

  1. One of the easiest ways to access hidden messages is to go to the message icon and click on it. The message icon is usually displayed at the top of the Facebook home page. After clicking on the message icon, click the option “Message Requests.” The option will display the complete set of messages that are sent to you by different users. Most of these messages are from people who are not included in your friends list.
  2. Facebook usually filters messages that are sent to you, because it considers it Spam. To see those messages, you need to click on the option “See filtered requests.” When you click on the “See filtered requests” option, a third set of messages that are hidden by Facebook will be displayed. From your Inbox, click on the “More” button displayed at the top of the screen, from there, select the option “Filtered.” You can now have access to hidden messages on Facebook.

Tips and Tricks to Access Hidden Messages on Facebook Mobile App

There are a number of users who use Facebook in their Smartphone. Most Smartphones have pre-installed Facebook Apps that allow its users to access Facebook easily.

  1. If you are using the Facebook mobile app, then to see the filtered messages, go to the “Settings” icon and tap on it. Tap on “People” and then tap on the “Message Requests.” Facebook app will display the first set of hidden messages on Facebook to the user.
  2. Going further down, you can see the option “See Filtered Requests.” Tap on it. Facebook will display the next set of hidden messages on Facebook.

Conclusion

Through Facebook people can send messages to you. Usually, Facebook filters out messages based on certain filtering conditions. Those messages are not normally seen by the user, but now with the steps given above, any user can easily access the hidden messages on Facebook. This is an excellent feature that is very useful for the user to find out if they have missed any important message that appear as hidden messages on Facebook.