Facebook Filtered Requests

I learned this about a month ago ~ Facebook’s Filtered Requests.

What is it? If you check your message inbox on Facebook, you’ll see the label “Message Requests” which used to be the “Other” folder. These are messages from people who are not in our “friends” list. To reply to these “Message Requests”, we need to click “Accept”.

Facebook message requests
Facebook message requests

If you continuously scroll down the “Message Requests”, you’ll find the “See Filtered Requests” label…

Facebook Filtered Requests
Facebook Filtered Requests

Click on that and wait for more messages to come up. You’ll notice that the opacity of these messages is lesser than the other inboxes.

Facebook Filtered Requests ~
Facebook Filtered Requests ~

I was shocked to see that I had messages in 2007 that I have not read.

Unseen messages from 2007
Unseen messages from 2007

If you check the messages on your PC browser (not the smartphone app), you could also see “Filtered Requests” from Facebook groups and pages that have sent you messages. I didn’t know about that until now ~ also you could check the number of Facebook filtered requests you have.

Yikes! Never seen these messages ~
Yikes! Never seen these messages ~

I had messages from people asking for information, help and even employment.

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