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An instant messaging service and software application by Facebook. Originally developed as Facebook Chat.

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Blocking and unblocking a Facebook user to delete messages on both our end?

I remember before that when you block someone on Facebook, your conversations also disappear. I experienced it firsthand. I had conversations with a person and then all of it suddenly just disappeared....
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Adding users to a Facebook Messenger group after the sole admin leaves

This question is very similar to this one: Deleted myself from Facebook group and cannot regain access but specifically for a Facebook Messenger chat. I was the sole admin of a Facebook Messenger ...
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Facebook, Pidgin, and 2-factor authentication

I've been using FB's App Passwords feature for years now to use Pidgin while I have 2-fac enabled. However, about a week ago my password broke, so I went to FB to enable a new one. And it looks like ...
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Facebook message seen while person is inactive

I sent somebody a message on Facebook, and their active timestamp now reads "active 1 hour ago", but the message says that it has been seen, even though I sent it less than an hour ago. It didn't say '...
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Who sent the FB message? [duplicate]

someone sent my wife a facebook message that was terrible, then they conveniently deleted that FB account. Is there any way to find out who sent it?? At all?? I'm thinking we know the person. Don'...
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Facebook feature: Help people start a conversation with your Page

The Facebook feature in Settings/Messenger called "Help people start a conversation with your Page" is no longer there, so I can't turn it on or off. But when people visit my page, the Messenger pop ...
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How to delete old Facebook chats from both end?

I know Facebook doesn't allow users to delete chats from both side after 10 minutes. But is there any way or workaround to delete or vanish my sent messages from my friends' side?
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How the other person's messages disappeared and it's showing as Facebook user?

How the other person's messages disappeared and it's showing as Facebook user?
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How can I change the microphone and speaker settings of the web version of Facebook Messenger without making live calls?

I see the microphone and speaker settings only when I am on a live call. And, before I can change the settings, the call is disconnected. I am not finding the settings options where I can fix those ...
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If I'm using a voice or video call on Facebook, does it show me as "active now" or offline?

Was wondering if while I'm using voice or video chat on Facebook, what is my online or offline status?
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Is there some way of editing a Facebook Messenger message?

Is there some way of editing a Facebook Messenger message (let's assume I misspelled a word)? I found no menu for that.
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How to delete Facebook conversation on both sides?

I know a lot of people answer this with "well, you should have thought about that before pressing send" and I agree. But the person was at a time a very close friend whom I thought I can ...
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Sending messages to people im not friends with on facebook

so I am not the person who has this problem, rather their daughter. My mom was using Facebook and tried to message someone without sending a friend request, I beleive it was an old childhood friend, ...
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Do pictures and videos sent via the Facebook Messenger website expire?

I sent a few pictures and videos to a friend via the Facebook Messenger website. Do pictures and videos sent via the Facebook Messenger website expire? I.e., will they disappear or will only a ...
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How to edit predefined questions to Facebook Page in Facebook Chat plugin (Messenger)?

There is already this question, but the answer is outdated and in current Facebook settings I see no way of changing the predefined questions. So how to do it? In my Inbox -> Chat plugin settings I ...
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Can I search for someone on Facebook by their college/workplace without knowing their name?

So, I have this coworker of mine that I wasn't very close to and would like to find her. I know that she worked at this specific business as well as went to a certain college but I have no idea what ...
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How can I delete a bad chat message for all recipients sent by another user to a Messenger group chat?

I’m a member of a Facebook Messenger chat group that includes my friends. Someone shared bad videos of me in the chat. How can I remove or delete the videos?
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Can't download my Facebook Messenger data

I am trying to download all my (Facebook) Messenger data (text and photos), but I can't seem to find out how. An important thing may be that I have a Messenger only account; when I attempt to login at ...
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How can I get an email notification whenever I receive a Facebook Messenger message?

I want to get emails rather than push notifications whenever I receive a new message in Facebook Messenger. The only notification options I see in Messenger Web are to enable/disable Notification ...
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Why does Facebook show last login of some friends and doesn't show that in others?

When I am using Facebook on my PC, on the chat bar I see last online time for some of my friends. But I don't see last seen for some of them. Why does this happen? Is it because the person has turned ...
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How to disable stories appearing in Messenger

In Messenger, you see those circles at the top which are your friends' stories. Is it possible to make those circles disappear for specific friends? I know we have this: Hide someone's story on ...
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How do I unignore a message in Facebook Messenger?

I have ignored someone on Messenger, and want to undo this without actually sending them a message. When I open their conversation from Filtered Messages in the browser version of Facebook, there is ...
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Facebook blocking

I blocked someone creepy on Facebook so they can't message me anymore or see my page, I even changed my name just in case. In old messages will they see my new name? Or be able to look me up by it if ...
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Am I blocked on messenger?

I am not blocked on FB because I can still see the account. When I click on the chat on messenger, I can still see profile picture but phone and video icons are gone. I also can’t see the “view their ...
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How can I delete Facebook messages sent to other users?

How can I delete Facebook messages I've sent to other Facebook users from their inbox? I have had a conversation with my friend but now I want to delete my messages from that conversation. Can I have ...
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Why does it show my boyfriend as active all the time on Messenger,when I know for sure he's not? [duplicate]

I've. Noticed my BFs active Messenger status is on continually.Rarely does it show when he was last active like mine does.He has been asleep next to me for hours and his Messenger active status never ...
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How to remove predefined facebook-messenger questions in the new environment please?

how I can remove predefined facebook-messenger questions in the new environment please? I checked Automatic Responses in the Meta Business suite but there isn't anything related to predefined ...
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Does Facebook sometimes block the ability to search for private messages?

It seems Facebook completely dropped my support (but not for other people I know) for searching for messages. I can only look for conversation names (persons, pages or chat group names) or search for ...
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How to AUTOMATICALLY forward Facebook messages to my email address?

I know how to manually forward a Facebook message. But what I want to know is if there is a way to automatically forward all Facebook messages to my email address. Does anyone know a way to do this?
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Prevent "Friendversary" notifications in Facebook Messenger

I rarely use Facebook Messenger. But I am often given red Messenger badge "unread message" notifications for friendship anniversaries. The notification causes a red Messenger badge, which ...
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I'm seeing a stranger in my messenger's contacts

I'm seeing a stranger in messenger contacts, that are apparently from phone contacts, is this a glitch or something?
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Block Facebook chat so that when you log in it appears as disconnected [closed]

I'm looking for some method or trick that allows me to login to Facebook without appearing as connected in the chat, because in addition, it appears the time of my last connection to contacts. Any ...
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Facebook shows me as online even if I turned off chat. How can I be offline in Facebook?

I never use Facebook Chat. It's always turned off. But I realized that it shows me as online (green dot) to my friends even if it's turned off. Is there any way to be offline in Facebook? I don't ...
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Facebook/Messenger in desktop doesn't show any recent messages after a limit and then only shows group messages

This behavior is quite peculiar. After a certain number of messages, no recent messages appear anymore and all the rest of the messages are just group messages. What I have tried to solve this- ...
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Can't delete offending photo in Group chat as administrator

I am an admin/owner of a Messenger Group Chat (GC). A member posted a gross photo and everyone wanted me to remove it, but I couldn't. Before, admins can directly remove it for everyone.
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Block only voice messages in Facebook Messenger

I really dislike voicemail or voice messsages as they: Are much slower to process than text Don't allow the sender to revise their message (leading to rambling) Can't be skimmed to know when to ...
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When a Messenger account is deleted by a member of a friend's family, can previous conversations with that person be deleted or altered as well?

A dear friend passed away, and their sibling now has their phone. The sibling already publicly posted they are closing the Facebook / Messenger account on 11/01/2022. I want to be sure all my personal ...
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Anther person is getting my fb messages!

My phone was stolen over Labor Day. I have two small business's so logged onto my fb on a relatives phone to keep up with messages. She is still getting my fb messages on her phone and they cannot ...
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Facebook is not showing online members in a Group's Chat

Earlier, Facebook used to show online members at the top in group chat box but recently I have noticed that it no longer does. Chat option is still available but the list of online members has just ...
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How to control notifications for Facebook Messenger messages including Marketplace responses?

In the Notifications Settings in Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=notifications) I see this: If I enable "Email", will I receive an email for every reply to any type of ...
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If you mark a Facebook message as read, will it show up as "Seen..." to the person who sent it?

Even if you don't actually click on the message to open it?
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Is there a way to use Facebook Messanger without using Facebook on a Desktop Computer?

Facebook is a dark existential hole of news that you can become trapped in, which just happens to be the way all your friends and relatives communicate with each other; they continue to use it and I ...
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Facebook thinks I am blocked from a group chat

I'm having an issue with my Facebook account. A few days ago, my friend was messing round and kicked me from the group chat that we and my other friends have. He's since added me back but I still can'...
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How can I message an Instagram user from Facebook Messenger now that my Instagram & Facebook accounts have been linked in the Meta Accounts Centre?

I have successfully linked my Facebook and Instagram accounts in the Meta Accounts Center in both apps. My stories get automatically cross posted, so I know I works. But I’m not able to see any of my ...
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How to turn on notifications about new message on Facebook page?

I just started with creating my own page on Facebook. How to turn on notifications, when someone send me a new message via FB page? Thank you
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How does a message is deleted by other party on my Facebook Marketplace messenger?

I have had this happen a couple of times. A buyer inquires to buy an item from me on the Facebook Marketplace. After giving me the run around and after asking for my address I begin to find out that ...
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Turn off Facebook notification sounds on message requests

How do I turn off notification sounds when someone that I never talked with before wants to send me a message? When my phone makes a sound, I want it to notify me of something that needs my immediate ...
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How can I fix it so that only friends can send me message on Facebook?

Someone disturbing me by sending message on Facebook. How can I fix it so that only friends can send me message on Facebook?
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Facebook Messenger in the browser keeps logging me out

Using a Lenovo Chromebook C330 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop and want to use Messenger. Thing is, don't want to have it installed natively to not deal with notifications. Therefore, currently using the ...
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i am trying to reset my messenger password without having a Facebook account i am doing all the step with success but the process still failed?

Ok here is the steps that I follow. First of all, I click on forgot password field. In a box will pop up with the original phone number or email address you used to sign up initially, it asks me to ...

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