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Secret Facebook Inbox – Are You Missing Messages?

Sunday, September 1st, 2013 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Social Networking

You could be missing messages sitting in your ‘secret’ Facebook Inbox. Well, it’s not really a secret, but you may not know about it.  Here’s how to check. Choose the Messenger icon to open Messages.


Next to Inbox in light gray lettering, you’ll see a tab for Other. Select that tab.



There you’ll see messages you might have missed. Some will be junk, but others could be from people you know or groups you belong to.

Check it out.

~ Cynthia

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7 Responses to “Secret Facebook Inbox – Are You Missing Messages?”

  1. Debbie H. says:

    Wow, great tip, I tried it and found 51 messages that I did not know existed!! Thanks so much, I’m sharing with all of my peeps too!

  2. Gayle Sharp says:

    I checked my ‘Other’ folder after reading your tip, Cynthia, I found a note from one of the sons of my long lost bestie, I have been looking for her for 15 years. Thank you Cynthia, for the best ‘tip’ I have ever checked out (and there have been hundreds).

  3. Jacqui says:

    Tips are great, but, I would like more tips of the FB email system. What happens when you archive an email. Can I get back to it. How do you delete messages? Thanks.

  4. Bonnie says:

    I want to thank you for posting this about face book, because I have had people tell me they sent me a message and I could not find it until today thanks to your tip.

  5. Arthur Strout says:

    Wonderful tip!

    I have Glaucoma and never noticed those buttons before.


  6. Jan Osborn says:

    OK, I know how to find them but have been having trouble replying. Like how to I send my message back once I have written it?

  7. […] We’ve talked before about Facebook’s “other” message inbox. It’s a mysterious place where messages that Facebook isn’t sure you want to see go to hide, only to be discovered months later. […]

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