How to Check Facebook Messenger Message Requests

If you’re a Facebook user, chances are you’ve received unwanted message requests from random people. But do you actually know how to check Facebook Messenger message requests?

While some messages may be legitimate, others undoubtedly come from scammers making outrageous — and often entertaining — offers.

Facebook can be a busy place, and sometimes messages get overlooked. If you think you missed an important request, you can always check it through the web or mobile app. Let’s discuss how to view all Facebook message requests.

How to Check Facebook Message Requests on the Web

To view Facebook message requests on the web app:

  1. Go to the Messenger website and sign in if necessary

  2. Click yours profile icon and select News queriesFacebook messenger web menu

  3. Choose either As you may know or spam to view related message requestsMessage requests on Facebook

When you hover over a request and click on it Three dots (…) have the opportunity to do so Extinguish or report the chat. From here you can also mark the message as unread or view the sender’s profile.

To approve a request, all you have to do is reply to the message.

How to check Facebook message requests on mobile

To view Facebook message requests on the mobile app:

  1. start the delivery boy app and tap yours profile icon
Android messenger screen
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  1. Beat News queries
Message requests in Facebook messaging app
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3. Choose one of the two As you may know or spam to view related message requests

Android Facebook App
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To view the action menu, you must Long press a listed chat. From here you can delete the request, open a chat header, mark the message as unread, or block the sender.

Do not trust message requests from unknown senders

Often the hardest part of receiving unwanted Facebook messages is separating the spam from the legitimate requests.

Many of the requests you receive are likely to be scams. If someone offers something that seems too good to be true, you should ignore, delete, or report the message.

Or, better yet, respond with an outrageous counteroffer and beat them at their own game.

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Matt is an Australian freelance writer with a degree in Creative and Critical Writing. Before starting his studies, he worked in technical support and gained valuable insights into the technology and its users. His true passion is storytelling, and he hopes to one day write a novel worth publishing.

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