Messenger's Requests menu

When you get messages from non-friends on Facebook Messenger, they go to a “requests” folder. The thing is, this folder isn’t really easy to find, especially after Messenger’s recent update to version 4.

The recent Messenger update is, in fact, supposed to “simplify” the experience, and truth be told, it has for the most part. But the requests folder? Nah. It’s practically hidden now in a place that makes no sense to anyone at any time.

The good news is that once you know, you know. Here’s how to find it.

So, with Messenger open and on the main page, tap the little people-looking icon at the bottom.

Facebook Messenger

From there, tap the other person-looking icon in the upper right corner.

Messenger's People menu

And there it is in the top row: Requests.

Messenger's Add Contacts menu

Why on earth Facebook thought the requests folder made sense tucked two menus deep is beyond me, but alas, there it is.

Cameron Summerson Cameron Summerson
Cameron Summerson is the Editor in Chief of Review Geek and serves as an Editorial Advisor for How-To Geek and LifeSavvy. He’s been covering technology for nearly a decade and has written over 4,000 articles and hundreds of product reviews in that time. He’s been published in print magazines and quoted as a smartphone expert in the New York Times.
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