Questions tagged [facebook-messenger]

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

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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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Getting the Facebook Spam filter to work properly

At the moment the Facebook Spam filter seems for me to have a zero detection rate for real Spam messages but it does put most Messages send by people I don't know who aren't sending me Spam and who ...
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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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Facebook Messages : Instant Reply doesn't always work

We have Instant Reply ON for messages sent to our company page's inbox. But unfortunately, the Instant Reply only replies to 60-70% of incoming messages. On the other messages Instant Reply simply ...
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How to use Messenger webapp with a Facebook page?

I am trying the Facebook Customer Chat plugin on my website. This plugin sends messages directly to your Facebook page. Now I want to get notifications on incoming messages right away and be able to ...
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Disable seeing when OTHER people are last active

When you chat to someone it shows you at the top if they are currently active, or how long ago they were last active. Is there a way to stop seeing this? I've already disabled my own active status, ...
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I don't see all the photos I've shared on Messenger with a person in the chat Gallery. How to download them all?

It's a chat with long history (3 years and more) and many shared pictures during this period. Since recently the whole gallery was seen from the very beginning and now I see only 1 year back and the ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to remove link preview in Facebook chat?

It's very common when pasting a URL in the Facebook chat window that a preview is automatically generated. It's possible to remove that preview by clicking on the on the x in the top-right corner. I'...
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Facebook locks down my account when I try to connect to it using Pidgin

I use Pidgin with a plug-in called "Purple Facebook" to chat on Facebook. This way, I do not have to have a browser window open all the time only for chat. It's been working great, until recently when ...
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Can I block all Facebook Messenger conversations?

I'm only a moderate user of Facebook, and I don't use Facebook Messenger at all. However, if a friend messages me on FB Messenger, I get an alert on my phone that I can't clear without going to the ...
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Name changes to bold in messenger chat window

What does it mean when a name turn to bold in a chat window? Even though there is no conversation.
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How to tell if someone as turned off Facebook chat for you? Chat bar and “last online”

If someone has turned off Facebook chat for you, will they appear in the chat bar if you search by their name or not at all? There's this person I used to check for the "last online time", usually he'...
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I've been added to a Facebook chat group but I can't access it what can I do?

Can't get on it any ideas, definitely been added to the group but it isn't notifying me I'm on it and can't get on it
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Why would one of my regularly messaged Facebook friends not appear in my “favourites” list on the Facebook chat sidebar?

I message this person more than any of my other friends but she doesn't ever appear in my favourites list on my web browser or my phone.
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Who can see me online on Messenger.com?

When I access the new Facebook chat interface at Messenger.com, will I visible to all of my contacts, I just to the ones I've chosen to be visible to on the main Facebook website? The "Messenger on ...
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How to unsubscribe an email address from a Facebook conversation?

Facebook lets you add raw email addresses to conversations even if they're not registered with Facebook accounts. As far as I can tell, there's no way… …for the person who owns the email address to ...
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How do I stay signed out of chat?

Whenever I turn off chat using the Facebook website, after a while, if I open Facebook again I'll be signed in to chat. I should explain my setup. I have Windows 8 and a Windows Phone which are both ...
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How do I un-ignore a conversation on Facebook Messenger?

There has already been a question like this, however either it is outdated or I'm seeing a special case. I have ignored someone on Messenger, and want to undo this without actually sending them a ...
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How can I get an email notification when I receive a Facebook Messenger message?

I want to know via my email that I have received a Facebook Messenger message (rather than push notifications via Chrome, etc.). I see how to turn on/off email notifications for Facebook comments but ...
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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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Where are my old shared pics on Messenger?

It's 2021 and I'm looking for pics I shared to a group chat in 2018. I keep scrolling up and up but it stops at 2019. Did Messenger DELETE the old pics? Where are they?
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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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How to make the other Facebook Messagers not beeping when one Facebook Messenger has answered the call?

I could be getting a call in Facebook Messenger (heard the beeping), and accept the call on the computer, and start talking, only that now the iPad in the study room, and the iPhone in my jacket or ...
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Sending messenger message to all members of a facebook group which I am admin of?

I am administrating a facebook group. I want to send all the members a messenger message (doesn't matter now if it's one group message or a single message to each person; though having both options ...
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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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How to receive email notification of new Facebook messages in 2020?

I would like to receive email notifications for facebook messages if I don't read them. Previously I was getting email for unread chats/messages However I accidentally clicked on unsubscribe link in ...
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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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Can Facebook group admins see the location of people who contact them to join their group?

I messaged a group admin requesting to join their private group and the admin was able to see my location (albeit it wasn't my actual location because I was using company server). I was using my ...
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Deleting Facebook Messenger messages for all users?

I am attempting to regain my privacy by deleting some social media apps. I'm starting with Facebook and Messenger, because those are the ones I use the least, but I see that deactivating or deleting ...
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Reporting toxic facebook groupchats

I got put in a group chat full of leaking of strangers nudes and full of bullying, from bigoted insults in the guise of "dark humor" to encouraging suicide ("kys"). I want this group chat taken down ...
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How do I get back the old facebook messenger emoji in messenger.com?

The ones on the left are the old emoji I used to have and liked, but now the emoji look like the ones on the right. What do I do to continue seeing the old ones? Is it possible to go back to the older ...
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Facebook downloaded data does not contain Messenger images any more?

I downloaded all my Facebook data some months ago, and in the 'messages' folder I had a folder named 'photos' containing every single picture in any of my conversations. Just a few days ago my friend ...
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Why Facebook messenger keep showing 1 day ago all the time?

I have a problem with my Facebook messenger. If I turned on the chat and it showed correctly as Active now with green button. But if I turned off the chat and my last login time will change ...
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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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How can I receive Chrome notifications for web applications like Messenger, Telegram or Skype?

Background: I use Chrome to access web applications like messenger.com, web.telegram.org or web.skype.com. For all these, I enabled Chrome's notifications. Question: How can I see these desktop ...
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How can I retreive messages from Facebook Pages?

I want to automatically, once a day, retrieve all (or all new) messages from a Facebook Page where I have admin rights. I have investigated using Graph API, but in order to use this, I need to create ...
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Automatically forward Facebook messages to an email?

Is there a way to automatically forward Facebook messages to an email address? I understand that Facebook utilizes Jabber but how may this help?
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How to prevent hiding “seen” property on my Facebook messages

I know my friends are using some apps to hide the "seen" property Facebook uses in chat and not showing it unless they want to. I' m not looking for those programs to use but to undo. How to undo ...
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In Facebook chat, if someone is in my top list (I always see when he is online) does he see me too?

If there are two people, X and Y who isn't in any specific list. If X sees Y on the top list in chat, does Y necessarily see X too in the top list?
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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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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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Facebook's new design for messenger and privacy settings

Today I noticed that Facebook shows my device when I'm online (mobile or web). This is against the privacy that I want. I don't want anybody know that whether I'm using mobile or web. I saw this ...
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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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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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How to turn on e-mail notifications from Facebook's Messenger?

Is there any way how to turn on e-mail notifications on new messages in the Facebook's Messenger? In the Settings there is only an option for Sound notifications, but no option for e-mail ...
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Facebook Messenger's FAQ automatic response not working

I just set up Facebook Messenger FAQ with their automatic response but is possible to see only the questions, not the answers. I've read that it could be a privacy issue linked to Europe policy but ...
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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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Facebook/Facebook Messenger settings conflict

So around six months ago a close friend and I stopped talking. Very long story as to why; it was hard for us both. He completely blocked me on Facebook. At the time I went on my Facebook Messenger the ...
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Edit facebook messenger message

Is there some way of editing a facebook messenger message (lets assume I misspelled a word)? I find no menu for that.
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Can I mark messaging requests in Messenger as spam?

My Facebook Messenger is being flooded by message requests which are obviously spam, but I have not, despite my best efforts, found any way to mark them as spam. Is this really not possible? (If so, ...