Facebook has a secret folder full of messages it thinks its users don’t want to see.
Last year, the company revamped its Messenger service to get rid of the old system, which categorizes messages into the ones people want to see in “Inbox” and “Other.” It replaced it instead with normal messages and a folder called “message requests”—a place where strangers can ask users to contact them.
But there’s still another folder that blocks people from seeing every message they send. Hidden messages reside in a special folder called “Filtered Message Requests”, and the name refers to the fact that it uses technology to hide messages it thinks people can’t see. want.
This can be found by opening the Messenger app and going to the Settings tab at the bottom. There, you will find the “People” option – click on it, select “Message requests” and select the option to view “Filtered requests”.
This tool often detects spam accurately, which means that most of what you find there is likely to be ads or creepy, random messages.
But others have reported missing information about deaths and other important events.
Facebook has already drawn criticism for filtering messages – and not simply telling people how to find them. Business Insider reported that the filtering also means that some people have even missed messages stating that friends have died.
Others reported that they had missed other important messages. Matt Spicer of Bristol wrote, “Well a Facebook, this hidden message brought tears to my wife’s eyes.” “He was contacted by a cousin who has died since sending the message.”
And another Twitter user named Brittany Knight said she had lost her passport – it was then found, but the person tried to return it via Facebook and so could not be contacted.
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