How to recover spam messages on Messenger?

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Sometimes, if someone sends a message on Facebook, they go to the “Message Requests” > “Spam” section. This is due to Facebook’s advanced security to prevent spam. Most of the time, everyone keeps their Facebook profile locked, so when someone you don’t know or isn’t a friend on Facebook sends you a message, the message goes straight to your spam folder in Messenger.

To retrieve a message, all you have to do is go to Messenger > Open the “New Message Requests” section > Tap “Spam” and at the end open the chat message you want to reply to. After you reply to the chat message, you will be automatically added to the chat list in your Messenger inbox.

In this article, you will get a step-by-step guide to recover spam messages on Messenger, PC or mobile.

How to recover spam messages on Messenger?

Facebook Messenger is a space where all requests for new messages, spam messages and chats are listed.

Let’s go through the steps:

1. Open Messenger:

You need to sign in with the destination profile in your Messenger on your device.

“Sign in” in > Messenger.

As soon as Messenger is downloaded to your device, open it and sign in with your Facebook ID and password.

2. Tap the profile icon:

If you have Messenger, tap on the profile icon and if you have downloaded it on PC, sign in to Chrome.

iOS:
After you sign in to Messenger with your Facebook credentials, you’ll see your current Facebook Display Picture (DP) in the left corner of the screen. Touch and open it.

Tap the iOS profile icon

Android:
Since you have installed Messenger on Android device, after entering Facebook ID and password, all chats will be displayed on the first interface. Tap the profile icon.

Touch the Android profile icon

personal computer:

if you have opened Messenger.com on your PC, after logging in there, you will see all the chats on the left side of the screen along with the first open chat in the center on the right side of the screen. Just touch the Three points icon.

messenger on pc

3. Messaging requests:

After opening Messenger on your system, follow the instructions:

iOS:

For iPhone users, once Messenger is open, look at the bottom center of the screen and tap on the two person icon. After tapping on the DP icon, go to ‘message requestsoption from the list displayed in Messenger.

Messenger Request on iOS

Android:

For Android people, after opening Messenger, you need to look just below the active people section. There you can find it labeled “Message Requests”. Touch to open and all message requests will appear on the screen.

android messaging request

personal computer:

If you do all of this on PC, after opening Messenger, by tapping on the three dots icon, you’ll see the “Message Requests” section on the left. Play that.

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4. Tap the Spam section

[This step is the same for all the three system users.]
Now on the screen along with all prompts you will find such a section as “Spam”. The spam section is located on the right side of the screen. Touch and open it. There, in the spam section, you will see messages that have been sent to you by some known and unknown people.

iOS:
Open message requests >> Unwanted mail (Right corner).

In the spam section of iOS

PERSONAL COMPUTER:

In the Message Requests section, tap ‘See spasm ‘section.

spam request in messenger on pc

5. Find and open the chat:

Then scroll down and find the message from the person you want to retrieve. Once you have found it, open the chat and write a reply.

Once you have replied to the message from the spam section, it will automatically appear in your regular messenger chat list.

6. Reply to the chat to move it to your inbox:

As soon as you reply to the message from the spam section, you will be added to the chat list.

Reply to the chat to move it to your inbox
  • Go back to the first page of Messenger and refresh the page by swiping your finger across the screen and after some time you will find those recovered chats in your inbox. EITHER,
  • Close Messenger and after a few seconds reopen Messenger, the chat will appear in your inbox.

The bottom lines:

This article explains the methods you can use to recover spam messages or ignored messages made automatically or by you, which can be found in the section described in the steps. You can perform these steps on both PC and mobile device.

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