Finding Facebook Message Requests

Finding Facebook Message Requests

Ever had someone say they have sent you a PM (Private Message) on Facebook but you can’t find it?

If the person who has messaged you is not on your friend list then their message will not appear in your usual Facebook inbox, but rather gets placed in a special folder called `Message Requests`. You won’t even get the usual Message Notification for these messages. So where can you find these `Message Requests`?

Below you can read how to find Message Requests on Facebook and Facebook Messenger.

Checking Message Requests on Facebook

  • Click the Messages icon ┬áin the top right of the Facebook Menu Bar

  • Click on Message Requests

  • Click on See filtered requests

Now that you can see the message requests you have the option to:

  • Accept the message request and open the message, or
  • Delete the message (Note: if you do delete a message requests it is gone forever!)

Checking Message Requests on Facebook Messenger

  • Whilst on the Messenger home page click / tap the People icon or
  • Click / tap on Message Requests

Now that you can see the message requests you have the option to:

  • Accept the message request and open the message, or
  • Ignore the message (Note: if you do ignore a message requests it is gone forever!)