Yesterday I discovered what the fuss was about – inside a message folder, which was unflagged, and had no numbers next to it, or indeed any other sign that I had messages waiting for me to read.
I knew that 2 people had messaged me, because my emails are linked to my facebook account – but i couldn’t see the little notification numbers anywhere on my facebook pages.
I clicked on the message icon anyway, and by chance, at the bottom I saw “filtered messages”.
I clicked on that – and found dozens of old and very important messages.
Today there is uproar; other people are discovering old messages that they really had needed to see.
Facebook apparently doesn’t know how to deal with the problem – well it would seem to be perfectly easy to me….
On my Outlook I have a labelled box for “spam”, and when anything goes in it, it has the same numbering system as for my normal inbox, so you can see at a glance if there are messages there.
We all know to check our spam / junk mail regularly in case messages from people who are not currently in our “contacts” are not misdirected. Would it be impossible for these computer geniuses (genei?) to have the same system?
If you want to check your Filtered Message Requests in the mobile app, load up Settings, then click on “People,” then click on “Message Requests,” then click on “See filtered requests.”
If you’re on the desktop version of Facebook, click on the drop-down Messages tab, then on “Message Requests,” then press “See filtered requests.”