We’re about to share with you something that is going to change the whole course of your night. So put that Netflix movie you are watching on pause and get ready to spend the rest of your night in front of your phone/computer. It turns out that there is a whole vault of unseen Facebook messages in your inbox that you didn’t even know existed.
This may sound crazy and too weird to be true. But trust us this is going to get crazy.
Many of you know that there is already a “message request” box in your Facebook messenger inbox where you can accept or deny messages from people who aren’t your friends? (Click here if you don’t know what we are talking about.) Facebook just so happens to do some extra filtering of its own to decide which messages even pop up in that request section in the first place. Think of it like your email automatically sifts out spam.
This means there are potentially a huge pile of unseen (and unanswered) messages that didn’t make the “message request” cut. And let us tell you, some of these may be from past crushes, old flames or random people who reached out to you but you never saw the message.
We just went through all the steps and found so many messages. Let’s get you started so you can make the oh-my-god-what-is-happening face along with us.
1. Click on your Messenger app and go to the Settings button at the top (or bottom, depending on whether you’re using Apple or Android).
2. Then go to “People”
3. Click on “Message requests”
5. Click “See Filtered Requests”
6. Mind Blown
Share this with your friends on Facebook and let them take part in this mind-blowing new world of messages!