Almost alI of the people including students and adults or youth are mad about facebook. They used to give plenty of time in using this facebook. Facebook has become a necessity in daily routine. Some of them are so habitual to Facebook that their day starts being online and until they check out their wall posts they do not get out off bed. They look excited when they see a number of notifications and even more excited when they got personal messages. All of you know, that area in the top-left corner of the screen, the one with the little red number badges.
Going from left to right, those little icons consist of the following: Friend Requests, Inbox, and Notifications. All knows about functionality about these icons. So we will talk about only inbox here. When you click that icon, you’ll see a list of messages (emails, for all intents and purposes) you’ve received from people you know.
However, what’s very easy to overlook is the “Other” option, which is grayed out and barely visible atop the inbox frame. Click that; you may be surprised by the result.
Surprised, as in you have another inbox you didn’t know you had. I gurrantee most of us have not even checked it. According to Facebook, the Other folder is “where you’ll find messages and emails that have been filtered out of your inbox”—in other words, messages from people you probably don’t know.
Now, you may have none at all. Or you may have a ton of them, all unread and unanswered. Hope there was nothing important in there from, like, two years ago.
This black hole goes hand in hand with Facebook’s newly monetized messaging system, through which people can spend $1 to send you a message that lands in your proper inbox, and not the Other folder. And I suppose Facebook is banking on the fact that almost no one knows that folder exists.
So, consider this your public service announcement. And this as well: If you want to change your message-filtering preferences, Facebook offers a simple how-to. Except that step #3 is wrong: You won’t see the Edit Preferences option unless you first click on one of the messages in your Other folder.
I hope this post has told you something that you were not aware.
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