When you think of Facebook Messenger, you think of it as a way to communicate with friends, family, coworkers or other acquaintances. But every now and then, you’ll get a message request from someone totally random.
If you haven’t seen many of these, it’s because Facebook does a decent job at filtering out unwanted messages, or spam.
So what happens to the messages that never reach you? As it turns out, they have all been stashed away in a secret folder. Here’s how to access it and see what messages you have missed.
Step 1: Open the Messenger app on your smartphone
Step 2: Open the “Settings”
Step 3: Click “People”
Step 4: Open “Message Requests”
Step 5: See Filtered Requests
Step 6: See what you’ve missed!