How To View Only Unread Messages On Facebook Messenger

There are a lot of conversations bound to happen on the most popular and widely used social media platform like Facebook. Among the plethora of messages, it is highly likely to miss out on messages of certain users or groups. If you decide to spot the unread chats then doing it manually by scrolling in the conversation list is not the only option you got. There is an easier way to view only unread messages on Facebook messenger which we are going to mention in this tutorial.

Looking for Facebook messages manually that are unread is a tedious task and even if you are fine with that you might still have difficulty in finding the unread conversations. So, forget about it and follow the method below.

View Only Unread Messages On Facebook Messenger

1. Visit Facebook website from your computer’s browser and log in to your account.

2. On the homepage(News Feed), click on Messenger on the left sidebar.

Filter Unread Messages on Facebook messenger

3. This will open all the conversations you ever had on Facebook. To see the ones that are unread click on gear icon at the top left and select Unread Threads.

View only unread messages on Facebook messenger

That’s all you need to do. The messages will be filtered and you will see the list of conversations you haven’t read.┬áNo more losing messages that are important to you.

To revert back to the usual screen that shows all the chats click on gear icon but this time select All Threads.

From the same menu, you can even go to your Message Requests folder.

We hope that you were able to filter the messages and view unread chats on Facebook messenger. Currently, there is no option to see only unread messages on Messenger app for Android or iOS. It would be great if the feature to do so is introduced. What do you think? Drop a comment and let us know.


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