As far as social media is concerned, Facebook is considered as really big and influential. It certainly has the biggest base of active users within the world. Since its structure has become more and more complicated over the years, Facebook has become almost the most important place where different companies and brands decide to visit in order to boost awareness about their product or service.
Indeed Facebook and Messenger is a great platform for staying in touch with your friends. Easily possible it is to meet someone from your area as well. There could be certain things preventing people from reaching you or may prevent you from reaching them. It is about finding hidden and filtered message requests.
Locating Hidden and Filtered Message Requests
Although Facebook and Messenger did split into two different applications, using the Facebook desktop site is available to be able to chat with your friends. But based on the fact that Facebook applies various filters and uses different algorithms in order to decide who may and who may not message you, certain messages sent from people who are not in your contact list may never reach you.
In light of this disappointing inability, it becomes quite frustrating to many. Especially to the ones who have just begun getting recognized for what they do and who welcome these messages since they can boost awareness about their skill, product, or service. Since people are not notified about those filtered messages, they usually give up trying to figure out what to do about it.
However, you are not alone. There certainly is a comforting easy way fixing this problem. Accessing this folder, locating those messages and having them as a verified message list is possible. A few solutions and methods are given below about how to access those messages on different devices and operating systems.
Reaching Hidden Messages and Filtered Messages Through Using the Desktop Version of the Site
Here we say, nothing but the classic. The classic desktop method saves you here believe or not. Although much of the Facebook traffic is seen on the mobile platform, the classic desktop still serves as the basis and gives us many solutions where the mobile platform is not able to do so.
You also keep in mind that Facebook uses up too much RAM and therefore your browser may become unresponsive after some time you start using. Here are the keys regarding how to access these hidden inboxes by using the desktop site.
- Goto Facebook’s official site and log in with your username and password.
- After locating the message icon at the top right part of the Facebook page then click on it.
- After that, a drop-down list showing your most recent messages should appear right below.
- You should click on the “Message Requests” option which is next to the “Recent” button. Doing this should navigate your messages to the ones that have not been forwarded to you.
- After having a look at those messages, you can try to locate some of them which you actually need.
- Then you can choose and click on the messages that you want.
- After reading the message, you can make up your mind whether you want to accept it. For the ones you want to receive, click on the Accept button. After doing this, the message you click is removed to your main inbox.
This second secret message folder is for the messages which rejected by the algorithm of Facebook which is focused on locating the connection back to the user
In case it fails, then the message gets filtered and can only be accessed by following the steps below
- There is a “Message” button at the top part of Facebook’s home page, click this button.
- Then click on the Message Requests button again to be able to bring up the first inbox folder.
- After those steps, right by the bottom of the message requests lists, the “See filtered requests” button shows up. Then you should click on it to open this inbox folder.
- As far as the final steps are concerned, we should inform you that you really can not do much with these messages. Because they are often filled with malicious links, attachments, and other content which violates Facebook’s term of use. If you like, you can choose to delete or archive them, mute, or leave the conversation session completely.
Note: According to the latest policy of Facebook, mobile users can’t access their messages using the mobile version of the site. In this sense, there won’t be a method of dealing with this problem. When mobile users log into the mobile site of Facebook and then click on the message button, they are automatically redirected to their Messenger app or to Messenger’s Play Store or rather to the App Store page.
We recommend that you read our previous article titled How to Deactivate Facebook Account & Erase It