Facebook is a popular social media platform that allows users to communicate with each other through various channels, such as posts, comments, likes, and messages. However, not all messages are visible to the user by default. Some messages may be hidden or filtered by Facebook for various reasons, such as spam, security, or privacy. These messages are called coded messages, and they may contain important information or opportunities that you don't want to miss.
In this article, we will show you how to find coded messages on Facebook using different methods. We will also explain why Facebook hides some messages and how to prevent them from being hidden in the future.
What Are Coded Messages on Facebook
Coded messages on Facebook are messages that are not displayed in your main inbox or chat list. They are usually sent by people who are not your friends or who have a low level of connection with you. Facebook may hide these messages because they think they are irrelevant, unwanted, or potentially harmful to you.
However, some coded messages may be legitimate and valuable to you. For example, they may be from someone who wants to offer you a job, a business deal, or a personal connection. They may also be from someone who has important information or feedback for you. Therefore, it is advisable to check your coded messages regularly and respond to them if necessary.
How to Find Coded Messages on Facebook
There are two types of coded messages on Facebook: message requests and filtered messages. Message requests are messages from people who want to chat with you but are not your friends. Filtered messages are messages that have been marked as spam or low priority by Facebook. You can find both types of coded messages using the following methods:
Method 1: Access Hidden Facebook Messages From the Desktop
The quickest way to check your coded messages on the desktop is to find your Facebook message requests and filtered messages in a web browser. You can also check for these hidden messages on the desktop version of Facebook using the steps below:
Open your web browser and go to facebook.com.
Log in with your email address and password.
Click on the messenger icon at the top right corner of the screen.
Click on Message Requests at the top of the drop-down menu.
You will see a list of message requests from people who want to chat with you. You can accept or decline these requests by clicking on the buttons next to each message.
To see more coded messages, click on See Filtered Messages at the bottom of the list.
You will see a list of filtered messages that have been marked as spam or low priority by Facebook. You can open these messages by clicking on them and reply if you want.
Method 2: Access Hidden Facebook Messages From the Mobile App
You can also find your coded messages on Facebook using the mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. Here's how:
Open the Facebook app on your device and tap on the menu icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Scroll down and tap on Settings & Privacy.
Tap on Settings.
Scroll down and tap on Messenger.
Tap on Message Requests.
You will see a list of message requests from people who want to chat with you. You can accept or decline these requests by tapping on the buttons next to each message.
To see more coded messages, tap on Spam at the top of the screen.
You will see a list of filtered messages that have been marked as spam or low priority by Facebook. You can open these messages by tapping on them and reply if you want.
Why Does Facebook Hide Some Messages
Facebook hides some messages from your main inbox or chat list for various reasons, such as: