Questions tagged [facebook-messenger]

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

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Will the messages sent from a deleted Facebook account be deleted from Messenger?

I recently deleted (not deactivated) my Facebook Account. I believe I have read that it takes 14 days for the account to be deleted providing it has not been accessed/re-opened. If I am incorrect, ...
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How do I un-ignore a conversation in Facebook Messenger?

In Facebook Messenger, in a conversation with a friend I clicked on the info button (you know, the one that also has "View profile" and stuff) and I clicked "Ignore messages" thinking it just wouldn't ...
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How can I download all poll data from Facebook messages?

I've been running polls daily with a number of friends in a group chat. I would like to download these and run some data analysis over them to surprise my friends with at the end of this year. Is ...
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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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Not able to receive Facebook chat messages

I am having trouble receiving my chat messages. How do I turn it on? I have searched and I was told to click on the gear box at the bottom of chat. it does not show one.
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Are sent Facebook message requests deleted if sender account is deactivated?

This situation involves two accounts NOT connected (not yet "friends"), as obviously the message sent is just a "Message Request". Say a message request was "Sent" but not "Delivered" and sender ...
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How can I stop Messenger bolding from putting * around text?

At some point fairly recently, Facebook Messenger starting making things inside * symbols bold. For example, if I type: *Hello World!* it shows up as: Hello World! How can I stop this happening ...
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Cannot message new people on Facebook Messenger

So I recently set up an account for Facebook Messenger on my phone, though not wanting to go through the hassle of Facebook I set it up with a 'phone number (although I did later get an account for ...
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List of people who have added me on Messenger, and I haven't accepted yet

Bob is a real life friend, but we are not connected at all on social media. A few days ago, I got this (on Android, but my question below is about the desktop website): I was at work so I switched ...
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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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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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Log Facebook chat conversations

How can I save the logs of a Facebook chat conversation? For long conversations, scrolling up thousand times (and waiting older messages are loaded) is a very long process. Is there a good way (...
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Facebook chat on message deleted

Can the person who you are chatting with on Facebook delete both their message and your replies and also your messages?
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How do Facebook group conversations work?

I started a group conversation on Facebook and I want to know a few things about it. Who can remove someone from the conversation? I tried it (remove a member from the group I started) and it did ...
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How to appear offline on Facebook, to all but one person?

Sometimes Facebook is the best or only method of communication between her and a priority contact. So as not to seem rude to her other friends, customers, or whatever while she's busy; how can she ...
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Voice and video calls

I wanted to know, if I am on a voice call or video call on Facebook Messenger, does it show me as online? If so, is there a way I can appear as offline whilst on the call?
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Can my deactivated Facebook friend still see my profile if I can see him on Messenger?

I have a friend who (I think) deactivated his Facebook. Yet when I go on Facebook messenger it says we're friends on Facebook. Does this mean he can still view my profile whenever he wants?
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If a deactivated user re-activates his Facebook account, will he receive messages sent while deactivated?

To add detail, there were three people in a group chat; me, a girl and a boy. Boy deactivates Facebook account and we just ignore it and keep chatting on the group like it's personal chat. This is ...
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How to download a video from a message on Facebook Messenger

If you want to download a photo someone sent you in a Messenger message, you can right click, 'open in new tab', and save it to your computer. I want to download a video someone sent me on Messenger. ...
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Facebook Messenger and when a message has “just you” next to it

My girlfriend's Messenger in Facebook has a message that contains photos but has "just you" next to it instead of the person's name. I didn't open the message but could see that it contained 24 ...
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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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How can I create “friendmoji's” - dual Bitmoji images with 2 people in the same image?

The Bitmoji platform now supports "Friendmoji's" – the ability to show 2 people within the same image. Here's an example: What are the various ways I can generate these images?
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Facebook search features for finding foreign language “pen pals”?

OK, so I know this sounds like it should go in "Language Learners" or some other linguistics type stack, but I feel posting this question here will get some good answers from Facebook power users who ...
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Facebook messages cannot be read on email anymore

I used to read my Facebook messages just from my email, where I usually receive notifications from Facebook. But, since March 21st, I haven't been able to read the messages that way anymore. I do ...
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What is the Facebook mail address of an account that only have an ID?

How to precisely find the Facebook email address of the person that only have a Facebook number ID, that is a profile, for instance https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=606247083
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Facebook Messages Never Delivered

I'll try to give all the details as best as possible: As a side note, I have had an account since '08, but was inactive for several years. I last messaged someone on the old system 4/5 years ago. I ...
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How can one show as “active” in Facebook Messenger if it's not installed?

My girlfriend says she doesn't have messenger, but I see her as active on Messenger. Does that mean she has messenger? Sorry but I'm new to Facebook, so I don't really know these things.
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How to use email to message someone on Facebook

I want to use my email (in apple mail app) to send a message to a friend on Facebook. Is there an email I can send it to from my mail app? Is this even possible?
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How to disable “Send a birthday message!” in Facebook Messenger?

In Facebook comes always the notification "Send a birthday message!" in the messenger everytime when Facebook friends have their birthday. There is no push message, but the icon gets the red ...
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Facebook Messenger - message status different on app and web

I am curious - I sent two messages to a friend several weeks ago. Never heard back. Checked my phone and it showed the "not delivered" icons. Later was on the web interface and it had "delivered" ...
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Does Facebook Messenger automatically mark messages as seen after a while?

If a person hasn't read a message on Messenger within a certain number of days, does it just automatically get marked as seen? A person didn't respond to my message (I don't think it needed a ...
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How to see deleted messages in Facebook Messenger?

How do I find old messages in Messenger? I don't know how to refresh deleted messages on Facebook messenger app.
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How to delete a photo permanently in group chat for all participants

How to delete a photo permanently in group chat, where I'm not the owner of the group chat. If I was an Admin of this group chat can I delete that photo permanently? My friend sent photo of mine to ...
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On Facebook Messenger, what is the different between “active now” with green light and “active now” without green light?

Sometime my friends show up as active now without green light below their names - what does it mean? Is it say that the person is chatting or just pop up into the Messenger for very short time?
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Am I blocked by a friend on Messenger when I can't view their profile?

Through Facebook Messenger it states I have a certain someone as a friend. However, when clicking on the icon, it doesn't give me the "view their profile" option. Also, when I search for their profile ...
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Can I turn off Facebook chat for some friends and not others?

There is no option to turn off chat for specific friends when I try to turn off chat from the advanced settings. Is there a way to turn off chat for some of my friends and not others?
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How to enable notifications for Facebook Message Requests?

Facebook divides messages into two inbox sections - one contains messages from your friends. You know that one. Facebook displays small red number when you have unread messages in that folder. Then ...
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My Facebook Messenger say “Online - Active Now” despite my phones being offline

My friend connects with me via the Facebook Messenger application. A few days ago, after it was turned off, she checked if she had messages from me and found out that I was online "Active now" many ...
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What does the time displayed in Facebook chat mean?

What exactly is the time displayed on the right of every contact in Facebook chat? I search the net and people answer: It's the last time they logged into Facebook chat from the mobile app It's the ...
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How to search for sent files in Facebook Messenger?

Is there a way to search for sent files in Facebook Messenger? I have tried to search for file names in the search in conversation feature, but it doesn't work.
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Will deleting messages in Facebook Messenger remove them from the web app?

I have Facebook Messenger installed on my iPhone. Going into the storage settings of the phone reveals that the app is currently taking up over 2GB, making it the single largest app on my already ...
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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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What's the reason for not received message on Messenger?

I have a contact in Messenger that does not friend with me on Facebook. We normally chat without a problem. However, recently my messages are only sent, not received. I don't know if that contact has ...
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Move a Facebook chat window horizontally

In Facebook I sometimes read my news feed while chatting. I also have chats that I don't want to close because I haven't replied yet. This leads to situations where the chat window of the person I ...
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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 to load old (1 month ago) messages from Facebook?

Desktop: (at some point "load more" button disappears) Mobile App: (pull down, infinite scroll, more messages won't load) I opened Chrome Developer Tools to see what web requests are sent when I ...
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Can Facebook Messenger make you active by itself on and off when data is on?

Can Facebook Messenger pop you on and off as active when you leave your data on automatically? Or does someone have to actually be on it and using it to pop on as active?
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Prevent my own message from being received if I report it as spam

I have sent a message to someone that shouldn't have got it. They haven't read it so I reported it as spam and deactivated my account. Will this definitely stop the person from seeing the message? Has ...
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Facebook messenger

I sent him a friend request and then sent him a message. Appears message went to others folder. He then accepted my friend request but message is still in others. If I sent him another message will it ...