Questions tagged [facebook-messenger]

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

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Can you use Facebook messenger if you're not friends?

Why do I have names in my Facebook messenger that I am not friends with on Facebook?
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How to download an archive of Facebook messages without tampering, so they can be used in court?

Does anyone know how to download an archive of Facebook messages from one person dated September 24th to recent? The following message is merely an example: These archives must show they are ...
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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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Facebook chat, friends that show up as greyed out

In Facebook chat, to the right sidebar, when I am signed out of chat, I have a list of friends that show up greyed out. What does this list represent? I am consistently having two friends show up in ...
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After deleting my phone number from my Facebook profile, what will happen?

What will happen if I remove my phone number from my Facebook profile? Do I still continue to get my messages in Messenger?
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Facebook Chat turned off can you people see your activity

If facebook chat is turned off, can people see your activity (what you are liking etc) in the right hand side?
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Identify who sent me Facebook messages

Somebody has messaged me and I am not able to find his name as all messages are showing his name as facebook user and profile is also not opening. How do I find details of this messenger?
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Why do I have a mobile icon beside my name on Facebook chat?

So I was away for a while on Facebook and my friend noticed that I was getting a Mobile Icon when he looked at me in his chat list. It seems like whenever I am offline it says that beside my friend's ...
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Download Facebook Messenger thread (on Mac)

I would like to download a very long Facebook Messenger thread to my computer for safekeeping (I’m on Mac if it makes any difference). Any way to do this easily? I’m no computer wiz.
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How can I send voice clips on Facebook Chat using the desktop interface?

I'd like to send voice clips on Facebook Chat using the desktop interface. I know mobile users can do it, but is there any way for desktops?
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Does Facebook delete old messages/conversations that haven't been active in years?

I joined Facebook in 2008 but don't recall if I used its messaging function at the time. I checked my old deactivated account and the oldest message is from 2009. That's around 5 years ago now, so I'...
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Is it possible to get notification when a message from Facebook inbox is deleted?

Is it possible to get notification when a message from Facebook’s inbox is deleted? Notification can either be email or text message to my cell phone. Or if there is another way to get notification, ...
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Cannot view 'Unarchive' messages back in the inbox in Facebook

Yesterday I deleted some messages from Facebook. I want to bring them back to my inbox today. So I logged into my Facebook. Then - I went to messages. Clicked on More -> then Archived. Then I found ...
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Is it there any way to simulate invisible in Facebook chat?

Is it there any way to appear invisible in Facebook? I am aware of how to turn off chats for specific friends, but I want to become invisible. Is it there any way/messenger to achieve/support this?
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Facebook messaging

I have set my Facebook account on all my devices as "Turn Chat Off." I like to be on Facebook in peace. I have NOT installed the Messenger App. However, it seems like my friends using the Messenger ...
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Don't want people to know I'm online - How do you eliminate the green light from showing?

I have chat turned off, but it still shows that I'm online (with a green dot indicator). I don't want everyone to know when I'm online in Facebook. How can I eliminate the green light from showing ...
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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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Facebook chat profile picture (next to the speech bubble icon with dots) is showing up blurred

Here is what the normal profile picture in Facebook chat looks like: But what or why is the little bit of blur showing on the profile picture (not the speech balloon with dots) in this next image? ...
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What's the difference between these Facebook chat icons?

What's the difference between these icons when a person is offline? (nothing)
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Get rid of CAPTCHA in Facebook

I have a Facebook account for two days only. How long will it take Facebook to believe I'm not a spammer (or my account to grow mature enough) so I don't have to write irritating CAPTCHA each time I ...
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Revert changes done to Facebook chat

I'm new to Facebook (yes, that is still possible!). Yesterday, when I registered, Facebook chat in my account was tiny (about 1/5 of screen height) and showed only true on-line Friends. Today, ...
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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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Sending messages to non friends on Facebook?

So I randomly searched up a name and he was my former friend from about a few years ago. He moved away and I graduated high school, but just about a week ago I searched his name but he didn't show any ...
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What does it mean when no time specified beside the phone icon on Facebook chat?

If a friend on Facebook isn't online, in the contacts bar you can see a phone icon beside the last time he's been on Facebook. For example, if a contact's been online 16 minutes ago, I'll see beside ...
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Difference between “Mute conversation” and “Turn off chat for x”? - Facebook

Suppose I'm chatting with Pitter. What is the difference between "Mute conversation" and "Turn off chat for Pitter" on Facebook?
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Is it possible to send a private message to a fan of my page as the page itself?

I want to know if I can send a private message to a fan of my page as the sender is the page itself which is created by me so that the fan can not identify me?
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how to know when chat coversations have been deleted

How to see full conversations on chat. And how to tell if chats have been deleted? I looked on Facebook saw an alert. But maybe the chat was deleted?
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How Can I Archive A Facebook Conversation?

I have a rather long conversation on Facebook. I scrolled up so much that my computer has 5+ second spikes every time it adds another batch of messages. I still have another 25k to go. Time will not ...
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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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New Facebook Chat list not working

I have the new Facebook layout with the chat listings on left hand side in a black column. It's giving me the following problems: Now the chat column minimises and I can't see the names or the green ...
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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 to download a conversation in Facebook

I need your help to download the whole- complete conversation with my friend in Facebook. The way I can do that is to scroll (∞) and copy, but that will take more than an hour or a day. Is there 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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What does the phone by itself mean?

You have the green circle which means they are online by computer. Then you have the phone with the number next to it saying how long they've been away. If the phone is by itself does that mean that ...
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Can you send messages to Facebook users from external XMPP servers?

I don't have Facebook account, but I'd like to message some of their users. I did read someplace that Facebook Messenger is using XMPP, so it might be possible to send messages to their servers from ...
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How messaging actually works in Facebook for freshmen?

A kinda disclaimer: My facebook account got hacked, sends spam messages and so, I had to delete my previous account and recreate another one. My browser has the whole history like, with whom I've ...
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Facebook Messenger: online or offline?

I'm having friends come up in the chat bar that have no green dot next to their name. I'm just wanting to know if they are online or not? Some have green dots and some don't. Is it possible that the ...
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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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When I read a message from Facebook through and IM app (Pidgin) and close the window, can it be marked as read on Facebook web as well?

I use Pidgin for chat on Facebook. Often when people write to me, I just read it and close the window that displayed their message (typically: me: by them:by -->[I close the window]). Now this leads ...
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How can I delete messages from group chat in Facebook?

My friend and I chatted some personal information between us in a group chat being absent minded. So now we are stuck. We need to delete those messages permanently. So is it possible to delete the ...
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Facebook, messages won't load, the page is blank

I'm having trouble with messages on Facebook. When I try to open the page, it turns blank. I've tried to reload the page but it doesn't work. I've also tried to log in as a different user and read ...
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Facebook private messages email notifications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to receive email notification on about new Facebook messages? I used to get email notifications when I received private messages but for some reason I'm not getting the ...
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Receive a notification when a friend appears online in Facebook chat

Recently, I've been wondering about the possibility of receiving a notification when a friend comes online in Facebook chat. After a bit of googling, I've found http://www.gmarjil.com/ and http://...
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Facebook - download chat history

I have a quite long (several thousands of messages) chat history with one of my friends which I'd like to download and store safely on my own computer. I did not bear this in mind from the beginning ...
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Facebook chatting—3rd party creating a chat conversation

Is it possible for a 3rd party to create a private Facebook chat conversation between 2 other people?
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Does “previewing” a Facebook message mark it as Seen?

Say I get a New Message notification (the red box over the Messages icon). I then click on the Messages icon, so I am viewing the "preview" of all of my recent conversations. The red notification icon ...
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How to see who else is included in message on Facebook

Someone sent me a Facebook message and I replied but some other people I don't know replied too. Is there a list of everyone involved in the message?
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How to do bold and italic formatting in Facebook Chat

A follow-up to Text formatting enhancements on Facebook, how does one create bold and italic formatting in Facebook chat? Is it possible to provide emphasis within messages? I think (maybe I'm going ...
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Cannot access or open Facebook messages

I was up to sending a very long message, about 90,000 characters, to a friend, I tried several times but I got an error sending the message. Finally, I think part of my message was sent because I ...