How to See Message Requests in New Messenger

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Facebook introduced the message request feature on the Messenger platform five years ago. This feature enables users who are not currently on your friend list to message you. It is very easy and seamless as someone can just perform a name search and connect with the person without starting a friend request. The fact remains that messages sent by these users who are not your Facebook friends are stored in the ‘message request’ category. Facebook will automatically remove messages that are spammy in nature.

How to See Message Requests in Messenger 2021

Update – How to See Message Requests in Messenger 2021 for iPhone and Android

The good thing is that Facebook has simplified the method of checking message requests via the latest version of Messenger for Android and iPhone. To access the message request folder, follow these tips:

  • Ensure you have the most recent update of the messenger app.
  • Access the app and tap your profile picture located at the corner left. ‘
  • Select ‘message request’ to explore all the message requests.

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How to See Message Requests in Messenger 2021 On Android (For older version)

  • Ensure you have the most recent update of the messenger app.
  • Access the app and tap your profile picture located at the corner left. ‘
  • Select ‘message request’ to explore all the message requests.

Through this means, you can see message requests and read them. It is important to note the sender may not be aware that you have read their message till you send a reply. As soon as you reply, your active status will be revealed to the sender and the sender will also see the read receipt and might be able to call you. Once, you delete a message request, the message will be forever gone.

How to See Message Requests in Messenger 2021 on iPhone and iPad (For older version)

A lot of iOs users complained that they were not able to access message requests but in the updated version of Messenger on iPhones, the position was changed by Facebook, so do well to follow these steps if you are using the latest version of Messenger.

  • Open the Messenger app.
  • Tap the group icon in the middle.
  • Now tap the quote icon with three dots from the top right
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