Facebook Users: Do You Check Your ‘Hidden’ Inbox?

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Facebook Users:  Do You Check Your ‘Hidden’ Inbox?


If you are a Facebook user, you know that Facebook will notify you of messages which can be accessed through the ‘Messages’ icon on the top left of your personal (not business) page.


On the left sidebar of your personal page, there is a ‘Messages’ menu selection from which you can access your messages as well.

 
 

Immediately below ‘Messages’ you will find ‘Other’.  This is what is referred to as the Facebook ‘Hidden’ Inbox.  This 'Other' folder is not visible until you view your main 'Messages' folder, and Facebook will not send you a notification when a new message arrives in this folder.

 

 Facebook 'Other' Folder

 

 

In this ‘Other’ folder, Facebook files what it interprets as spam, messages from people who aren't friends, messages from people you've unsubscribed to, event invitations, and subscribed-to business page updates.  Go ahead and look. 


If you don't want Facebook to hide these messages from you, you CAN redirect messages from the 'Other' folder to the main 'Messages' folder -- or vice versa. Why would you redirect to the 'Other' folder?  You may have an annoying 'friend' who writes on your wall constantly.  Just move that friend from 'Messages' to 'Other'. 

 

What is this redirection process?

 

  • Open a message and click the 'Actions' button on the top right.
  • Choose the bottom menu option - 'Move to Messages' or 'Move to Other' -- depending on which folder you are viewing. 
  • All future messages from that sender will go to where you want.

 
 

 

You cannot access the ‘Other’ folder via your mobile device or from apps.

 

When I checked my 'Other' folder, there were multiple messages from business pages, some event invitations, and one was even from ActiveRain about a Raincamp back in May.  Another was from an individual (from May 2010) who was returning to my area and would possibly be interested in looking at some rentals. Missed that one.  Sorry I never got back to you! 

 

Also had messages from a few guys looking for women. Ugh.  Now I can thank this Facebook filter for that!

 

**If you are an active Facebook user, you might want to check this folder frequently to be sure you are not missing any important inquiries from potential clients.**

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Altieri
REALTOR - Fairfield County CT Real Estate
RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Homes for Sale and Real Estate

George -- I don't post to my personal page much. I do to my business page.  So I was surprised to see all that I had in that 'other' folder.

December 21, 2011 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Eileen Begley
Monterey Real Estate
Coldwell Banker, DelMonte

Thanks Barbara; Am just starting to really use Facebook more. So nice tip!

December 22, 2011 01:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803

Barbara, We are so not up on any FB challenges and maybe 2012 we can get more involved in it working for us...nice way to spread the word!

Happy Holidays!

December 22, 2011 04:07 AM
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Barbara bookmarked, this is a great tip.   I do need to spend more time with figuring out Facebook.

Thank you.

December 23, 2011 09:51 PM
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Bernadette A. James
Broker-Associate, Keller Williams Realty SW
Serving Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond and Pearland

Barbara, I followed your instructions and found 2 messages that were over 1 month old. Thanks for the valuable information.

 

December 25, 2011 12:25 AM
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