I would like to receive an email when someone sends me a message on Facebook. This used to happen by default until October 2020.

Is it still possible to set it up somehow?

Are email notifications still available?

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I went and looked in the usual place where we would set notifications for our email and indeed it seems Messenger option isn't present. There was another question asked how to enable on it, and comments on the top answer reflect the same.

Seems they got rid of the ability to get messenger posts via email, although I couldn't find any official announcement for the same.

  • Thanks for you reply. So you are not getting such email in a case I described? Did you in the past?
    – John
    Jan 13, 2021 at 1:29
  • Yeah I disabled it few years back for sure. Went and looked after your question, nothing. Even when I made the notifications to send every update to email it doesn't send you anymore. Seems they phased it out in favor of people using their Messenger app/website.
    – wuodland
    Jan 14, 2021 at 7:08

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