Your Facebook has a HIDDEN inbox with messages you’ve probably never seen
IF you’ve had Facebook for a while, you’ve probably got loads of messages you’ve never seen.
That’s because Facebook has a hard-to-find Messenger inbox that you’ve likely missed.
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.
It’s always worth checking your message requests folder for hidden chats[/caption]
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.
How to send or request money through Facebook Messenger
Here’s what you need to know…
It’s also possible to send and request money through Messenger.
First set up your payment card – go to your Messenger profile, then choose Payments and add your card.
Then open a chat with a friend and tap the More button and choose Payments.
It’s then easy to send money or ask for a payment from any of your pals.
Of course, they’ll need to register a payment method too for the transaction to complete.
That’s not the only secret Facebook Messenger feature.
There are certain messages you can send that unlock hidden games.
Send a basketball emoji then tap it to unlock a game.
You can also type “@FacebookChess” to launch a chess challenge.
Alternatively, tap the More button in the toolbar, and then click the controller icon.
That will generate a list of games that you can play with the friend you’re chatting to.
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