How to Read Facebook Messages

After reading my guide on how to sell on Facebook, you put my directions into practice and posted your first sales ad. In the comments of the listing in question, a user wrote that he contacted you privately but in the list of yours Facebook messages you could not find his request. To understand why, you did some research on the web and ended up straight into this tutorial of mine. I guessed it, right? if so, let me tell you you've come to the right place at the right time!

With today's guide, in fact, I'll explain how to read Facebook messages from smartphones, tablets and computers. First, I will show you the detailed procedure for accessing the messages of the famous social network from smartphones, tablets and computers. After that I will explain how to do the same without installing Messenger, how to view messages sent by people who are not in your friends, and how to read received messages without sending the read notification. In addition, you will find instructions for receiving messages to your email address and how to read the deleted ones.

If you can't wait to find out more, don't delay and get deeper into the topic right away. Courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you see fit and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. Identify the solution of your interest, try to put into practice the instructions I am about to give you and I assure you that, in no time at all, you will be able to view all your Facebook messages. Enjoy the reading!

How to Read Facebook Messages from Your Mobile

If you are wondering how to read Facebook messages from your smartphone, all you have to do is download Messenger, the Facebook messaging application available for Android and iOS devices. You must therefore log in with your Facebook account and open the chat of your interest.

If you don't yet have an account with which to log in, start the Facebook app, choose the option Join Facebook e fai tap sul pulsating Start, then enter the required data in the fields Name e Surname, specify yours date of birth and yours generate d'appartenenza and choose whether to register using yours telephone number or yours email address. Finally, point to one password to associate with your account, press the buttons forward e Sign up And that's it. To learn more, you can take a look at my guide on how to sign up for Facebook from your mobile.

After logging into your account, tap on the icon speech bubble at the top right and download Messenger, the application needed to read Facebook messages. Alternatively, you can access the store of your device, search for the app in question and start the download, as I explained in my guide on how to download Messenger.

Once the download and installation are complete, start Messenger and tap the button Continue eat [nome] to link the latter to your Facebook account. If you don't see this option, enter your account details in the fields Phone number or email address e Password and press pulsating Log in. Then choose whether to activate notifications and contact synchronization and that's it.

Now all you have to do is click on the chat of your interest to read the messages or write the name of the person with whom you intend to "text" in the field Search (up). To learn more, you can check out my guide on how Messenger works.

How to Read Facebook Messages from PC

It was preferred read Facebook messages from PC, connected to the main page of the social network and, if you have not already done so, log in to your account by entering the data in the fields Email or phone e Password.

If, on the other hand, you have not yet registered with Facebook, enter the required data in the fields Name, Surname, Email address, Password e Birthday, specify your gender by placing the check mark next to one of the options available between Man e Woman and click on the button Sign up. For the detailed procedure, I leave you to my guide on how to create a Facebook account.

Now, all you have to do to read a message is click on the icon speech bubble at the top right, select the chat of your interest and press on it. Automatically, at the bottom right, a window will open with the messages received and sent in the chat in question.

Alternatively, click on the option Home and choose the item Messenger present in the right sidebar to access the web version of Messenger. Then click on one of the chat visible in the sidebar on the left (or write the name of the person of your interest in the field Search) to view all messages.

Read Facebook Messages Without Messenger

If you are wondering how to read Facebook messages from your smartphone or tablet without necessarily downloading Messenger, all you have to do is use the browser on your device and connect to the main page of the famous social network.

To proceed, start the browser you usually use to browse the Internet (eg. Chrome your android e Safari on iOS), connected to the main Facebook page, enter your account data in the fields Mobile number or email address e Password e fai tap sul pulsating Log in.

Now, click on the icon speech bubble present in the top menu and, on the Messenger download screen, tap the button X (top right) to access the list of your messages. Then press on message of your interest to open and read it, while to answer it is sufficient to enter your answer in the field write a message and tap the button Submit.

Read Facebook Messages from Non-friends

Maybe not everyone knows that about Facebook even people who have not made friends on the famous social network can exchange private messages. the latter, however, are not visible in recent messages but in a special section of Messenger.

Give Smartphone and Tablet

To view messages received from users who are not among your friends on Facebook, take yours smartphone or tablet, launch the app Messenger and tap on the icon of two men present in the menu below, then access the section Add contacts by tapping on thelittle man (top right) and select the option Requests.

Pigia, quindi, sul pulsating Accept related to the conversation of your interest to view the message, reply and add the user in question to the list of people who can write to you (future messages will be visible in the section Chat Messenger), otherwise tap on the item Reject.

From Computer

If you prefer to proceed from computer, connected to the main Facebook page and, if you have not already done so, log in to your account, then press the icon of speech bubble (in alto a destra) and selects the voice Message requests.

Then click on conversazione of your interest to view the message received and information on who contacted you: it will be useful to know that the person in question will not know that you have seen the message until you reply. To do this, enter your answer in the field Type a messaggio and click on thepaper airplane. Automatically, the conversation will be moved to recent Messenger messages.

If, on the other hand, you do not intend to reply, you can simply ignore the message, otherwise choose the option I don't want to receive messages from [name] e pulsing sul pulsating Delete to delete the message and indicate future messages sent by the person in question as unwanted (in this case, the messages will be visible in the sections Message requests e See filtered messages). Alternatively, choose your options Block e Block messages to prevent the user in question from contacting you.

Read Facebook Messages Without "Displayed"

Would you like to read a message on Facebook without letting the sender know that you have opened it? Unfortunately, at the time of writing this guide, there is still no possibility to disable the words "Displayed”When reading a new message. However, by practicing a few tricks it is possible to read new messages without the other person knowing.

Give Smartphone and Tablet

The first solution you can consider to read Facebook messages without letting the other person know from smartphone or tablet, is reading through the Push notifications. In fact, when you receive a message on Messenger, just take your device, unlock it and view the notification of the famous messaging application. If the message is short, you can read it without doing anything else, otherwise it is necessary to make a long tap on the notification until the reading area is enlarged (functionality valid only on iPhone).

If you haven't turned on notifications and have a device Android, tap the gear wheel icon to access the Settings, choose the items App and notification e Notification management and press on the item Messenger. In the new screen that appears, move the toggle next to the item Consenti notified da OFF a ON And that's it.

If, on the other hand, you have a iPhone / iPad, agreed Settings di iOS facendo tap sull'icona della rotella d'ingranaggio, tap on the items Notifications e Messenger and, in the new screen that appears, move the toggle next to the option Consenti notified da OFF a ON. Also, by pressing on the item Show previews, you can choose whether to preview messages even when your device is locked.

If you're not going to turn on Messenger notifications, you'll be glad to know that by turning off your internet connection, you can read Facebook messages without any read receipts.

If you have a device Android, first unlock the latter, then swipe from the top of the screen down to access the hotkey control panel and press on the symbol of Wi-Fi (the icon ofAntenna) to deactivate the connection.

Su iPhoneinstead, you have to call up the Control Center (by swiping from the top right corner of the screen downwards if you are using iPhone X and later or, alternatively, by swiping from the bottom of the screen upwards if you are using previous editions of iPhone), tap on icon of Wi-Fi And that's it. Now, all you have to do is open the Messenger app in offline mode, access the chat of your interest and read the message received.

It will be useful for you to know that if you have a device equipped with Android, there are also free applications that allow you to read Facebook messages without letting it know (for example Unseen).

From Computer

If your intention is to read a message from computer without sending the notification of reading, as you can well imagine the options just described for smartphones and tablets are not valid for the desktop version of Facebook. However, by installing the extension Unseen – Chat Privacy for Chrome, it is possible to read messages without displaying the words "Displayed".

Then start Chrome on your computer (if you haven't installed it yet, my guide on how to install Google Chrome might be useful), linked to this page of the Chrome Web Store, click on the buttons Add e Add extension and wait for the installation to complete.

Now, click on theeye at the top right and make sure there is a check mark next to the option Block the "Viewed" function, then connected to your Facebook account, click on the icon speech bubble and select il message of your interest to read it without sending any read notification.

As usual, I remind you that the use of browser extensions produced by third parties represents a potential privacy risk (as the latter can access browsing data). Think carefully before using them.

Read Other People's Facebook Messages

Be your intention è read other people's Facebook messages, you must know that there are several practices that allow you to do this. However, I would like to clarify that this is a serious violation of privacy and can represent a criminal offense. For this reason, I take no responsibility for the use you will make of the information you find in the following lines, which are provided for illustrative purposes only.

Il keylogging is one of the most popular techniques used by cybercriminals. If you have never heard of it, it is a technique that is based on some called spy software keylogger that are installed on the victim's computer and are able to pick up everything the user types on the keyboard, including access passwords and messages written in chat. I told you about it in more depth in my tutorial dedicated to how to hack Facebook.

Le spy apps they are another tool with which malicious users can read other people's Facebook messages. As well as keylogger programs, these applications are able not only to intercept the text typed by the user on the keyboard but even record calls and access the device's camera to sneak photos. To learn more and find out how to defend yourself from the dangers of spy applications, you can read my guide on how to spy on a mobile phone remotely.

Il Phishing is another very common technique, which consists in the creation of emails and websites similar to those of famous companies (such as Facebook) with the intent of deceiving the user and discovering his login credentials or sensitive data, such as credit card details. To learn more about the subject and learn about other techniques you would do better to warn yourself about, you can take a look at my guide on how to spy on Messenger.

Read Facebook Messages on the Mail

If you are looking for the solution for read Facebook messages on the mail, I'm sorry to tell you it's not possible. In fact, by activating the email notifications of the famous social network, you can be notified whenever you receive a new message, but to read it you will need to log in to Messenger.

Give Smartphone and Tablet

If, despite the necessary initial premise, you are interested in the subject and want to activate Facebook notifications using yours smartphone or tablet, first start Facebook and, if you haven't already, log into your account.

Then press the ≡ button, choose the options Settings and privacy e Settings, locate the section Notifications and tap on the item Email. In the new screen that appears, put the check mark next to the option All notifications, except those you choose not to receive And that's it.

From Computer


If you prefer to proceed from computer, connected to your Facebook account, click on the icon freccia rivolta verse il basso e scegli l'opzione Settings from the menu that appears. Now, click on the item Notifications present in the sidebar on the left, click on the option Modification related to the item Email and check the option next to the option All notifications, except those you choose not to receive.

By doing so, every time you receive a new message on Facebook, an email will arrive at the address associated with your account and, by pressing the button Open Messenger, you can quickly access the reading of the message in question. If you have second thoughts, you may find my guide on how to get rid of Facebook email notifications helpful.

Read Deleted Facebook Messages

If you are wondering if it is possible read deleted Facebook messages, the answer is yes. In fact, the famous social network allows both to recover previously archived and deleted messages. How to do? I'll explain it to you right away!

Give Smartphone and Tablet

To proceed from smartphone or tablet, starts the application Messenger, write the name of the person whose messages you want to retrieve in the field Search at the top, tap on the result of your interest and, automatically, you can view the chat messages with the user in question.

The procedure described above is valid only if the messages were previously archived and not permanently deleted. In the latter case, you can retrieve the messages of your interest by creating and downloading a backup copy of your account.

Then take your smartphone or tablet, start the app Facebook, tap the ≡ button, choose the items Settings and privacy e Settings e premi sull'opzione Download your information present nella sezione Your information on Facebook.

In the new screen that appears, tap on the item Uncheck all, place a check mark next to the option Messages e pulsing sul pulsating Create the file to start creating the backup copy of your messages. As soon as the file is available for download (you will receive a notification), select the item Available files and press pulsating Download.

From Computer

To read messages archived on Facebook by computer, connected to the main Facebook page, type the name of the person of your interest in the field Search at the top and click on the icon magnifying glass to view the search results, then click the name of the user you searched for to access their profile, click on the button Message and, at the bottom right, a window will open with the messages sent and received by the selected person you had archived.

If, on the other hand, you want to recover the messages you had deleted, log in to your account, click on the icon freccia rivolta verse il basso e seleziona l'opzione Settings from the menu that appears, then choose the item Your information on Facebook, locate the section Download your information and click on the relevant button View.

On the new page that opens, put the check mark next to the item Messages and, if you wish, specify the date range of your interest using the drop-down menu next to the item Date range. Press the button Create file and wait for the issue file to be available for download, then select the tab Available files and click on the button Download relative to the previously created file.

Once the download is complete, open the ZIP package downloaded (you may find my guide on how to open ZIP file useful), double-click the file index.html, locate the person whose deleted messages you want to read and that's it. To learn more, you can take a look at my guide on how to recover deleted messages on Facebook.