August 18, 2014

Check your "Other" Inbox

How to check your other inbox on Facebook

I was totally going to re-cap my birthday weekend for you, but it was kinda boring and uneventful after my date day with Hubs on Friday. And then something happened that kinda has taken over my thoughts for the time being. Ok, I'll start from the beginning.

I had to run to the store this morning for cereal and on the drive there, something on the radio caught my attention. If you have a Facebook account, you need to do this. Facebook automatically filters your messages. So there are TWO inboxes. People were calling in saying they discovered siblings they didn't know about, death threats, information on cheating partners, etc just from checking that "other" inbox. Of course, as soon as I got home, I checked mine. There were only two messages. One was legit spam, thanks Facebook, and the other from someone that could totally change my life.

I responded to this message sent to me back in June, and I hope to receive some sort of response in the next few days.

I hate that I can't reveal any details or information to you all just yet. It's sort of a big secret, and it's not really even my secret to share. But I will tell you how to check this "other" inbox on Facebook.

Please note that you can only do this on your laptop or desktop computer, it doesn't give an option on the phone or tablet apps. Ok, here we go.

Step 1: On you computer, log-in to Facebook (duh)

Step 2: Click the "messages" tab on the left side bar.

Step 3: Click the "other" tab at the top of the page and voila! You're "other" messages on Facebook.

So do this right now!! You never know what you may find in there!

P.S. If you want to share what you found in your "Other" inbox, please do in the comments!!


  1. Wow. That's incredible -- I had no clue this existed. I just checked and I have 26 messages in there all the way back to 2011! Thanks for the tip!

  2. You and Kay with the secrets! Lol. Was it good news at least??
    the best message I had in my other folder was some stranger wanting to buy my changing table.

  3. Facebook is crazy... I have a love/hate relationship with it these days. I'm so excited for your new "situation" though!!! :)

  4. Mine has nothing exciting. A few odd comments from strangers. But thanks for sharing, I'd love to know what you found when you can tell us!

  5. haha. Yup it's there. My community has an online yard sell facebook page and we are always messaging each other to set up times to meet. What's annoying is that you never receive any sort of notifications!

  6. I've known about the other folder. I sort of like it b/c since I'm private on facebook if you're not on my friends list your email to me will go to that folder. Luckily I check my facebook daily. I mean, who doesn't now a days.

  7. I just found out about this a few days ago! I had over 50 messages (most of them spam). However, I found one from Feb. 2012 from a guy that I had met. Back in 2012, I thought we had hit it off but he never contacted me. I didn't know how to spell his last name so I couldn't find him on Facebook. Long story short, he had messaged me a few times on Facebook asking for my number, but STUPID Facebook decided to ruin my life and filter the messages. What could've been, right? *sigh*

  8. Thank you...just found 19 messages! UGH!!!!

  9. I checked and there were 2 spam messages. Thanks for pointing this out! I hope that whatever it is that's going on works out!!!


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