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You know how Facebook has that hidden inbox that houses messages from people who haven’t added you as a friend yet?

If not, it used to be a folder labelled “other” that was tucked away in your inbox. But Facebook has since renamed it to “Message Requests”, and you can see how to check it right here. If you have been aware of this, then you might want to know Facebook has actually hidden a second inbox from you. And when we checked ours, it was loaded with messages.

Here’s how to find it:

1. First, click the messages icon at the top right corner of your screen. Then click “Message Requests”:

Facebook
Facebook

2. Scroll to the very bottom of the messages in the folder, and then click “see filtered requests”:

Facebook
Facebook

3. Read your new messages

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Giphy

See what we mean?

Just like how your email filters out junk mail, Facebook filters out messages that it doesn’t think you’ll be interested in seeing. But it still allows you to view them in this folder.

If you happen to be using Facebook mobile messenger, the process is very similar. Open up your Messenger app and click the settings button (it’s the gear symbol that appears either at the top or bottom of your screen depending on what device you’re using). Then click “People” and then “Message Requests”. Then, just like you did on your desktop, scroll to the very bottom of the messages and click “see filtered requests”.

Boom–hidden messages.

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