Facebook Messenger has a HIDDEN inbox – here’s how to find your unread messages

YOU may have a load of unread Facebook messages that you don’t even know about.

They’re tucked away in a hidden inbox that’s a little tricky to find, so we’ve put together a guide to help you out.

You can access your message requests folder on Messenger by tapping on the People tab (circled above)
Once in the People tab on Facebook, tap the speech bubble icon to access the hidden messages

The messages are from people who you’re not friends with on Facebook, and are logged as “message requests”.

For some reason, Mark Zuckerberg’s social media behemoth doesn’t send you a notification when you get one – and they don’t appear in your default inbox.

Instead, they crop up in a special “message requests” folder.

To find it, first open up the Messenger app on your smartphone.

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From here, select “people” at the bottom of the screen.

Towards the top of this section you’ll see a symbol that’s a little speech bubble with three dots in it.

That’s your message requests folder – tap on it to see your unread messages.

If you don’t know the person who’s got in contact, Facebook will show you a bit of information about them to get you up to speed.

They won’t know if you’ve seen the message until you reply, so no need to worry about looking rude if you choose not to respond.

Be careful though – once you ping them a message it’ll connect your accounts so you can message one another as if you were Facebook friends.

In other Messenger news, the app has a secret Dark Mode – here’s how to unlock it.

Facebook now lets you unsend embarrassing Messenger texts, but you only have 10 minutes to hit delete.

Find out how to read deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone and Android.

Do you know any great Facebook tricks? Let us know in the comments!

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