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How to see hidden messages on Messenger

Being able to enjoy the vast catchment area ofFacebook, Messenger become one of the most used instant messaging apps, second only to WhatsApp in terms of active users of the service. If you are a Facebook subscriber, you have certainly used at least once Facebook Messenger, which can be installed as a separate app from Facebook both on iOS and Android devices. What you may not know about this application, that if a person is not on your list of friends and tries to write you a message, this will not be notified and will end up in a hidden inbox space that you probably haven't noticed before. Almost by chance I discovered this space and I managed to see the hidden messages on Messenger, finding none, I had been sent mesifa and had never seen it before.

This is a big risk, because anyone can send you a message with important news, but you won't be able to read it, because that person doesn't appear among your friends. If you want to know how to access hidden messages on Facebook Messenger, and I advise you to do it often, in this guide I will show you how to do it in a few simple steps.

How to see hidden messages on Messenger

This procedure is valid both for owners of an iOS device and Android with the official app of Facebook Messenger installed. If you don't have one yet, download Messenger for iOS and Android from the respective links.

  • The first thing you need to do is start the app Facebook Messengeron your mobile device.
  • Now select the menu People that you find at the bottom of the screen.
  • When the page opens, click on Message requests.

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  • In the section Filtered Messages, you will be able to see the messages sent to you by people who do not appear in your Contacts. Here you will see all the hidden messages on Messenger that you never had the chance to read, because you were not notified by the Messenger app.
  • You will also see the messages sent by this contact, simply by clicking on accept.

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As mentioned above, this section ends all messages from people who are not on your Facebook friends list. This filter can be useful to prevent messages from being sent to you on Facebook without your permission, even if this protection has the flip side and can cause inconvenience, when a message is filtered that could have been important.

My advice is to periodically check this list to avoid unpleasant surprises. Obviously, when a message in the inbox is of interest to you, you can move it to the main section of the app. In this way, the new messages that will be sent to you by this person will not be notified as they are with the conversations we have with our friends present in the phone book.

How many messages did you find that were hidden from you Facebook Messenger? Let us know through the comments section, the inconveniences you've had from hidden messages on Facebook Messenger that haven't been notified to you.

If you want to learn about alternatives to Messenger, then read this article.