It is very easy to check your Facebook inbox in the Facebook Messenger mobile app or on the Facebook website on a computer.
Method 1 of 2: Consult Messenger on mobile
Step 1. Open Facebook Messenger
This icon represents a white lightning bolt on a blue background. Facebook Messenger will open to the tab that was open the last time you viewed the app.
If you are not signed in to Messenger, enter your phone number and password to continue
Step 2. Choose Home
This is a house shaped tab located in the lower right corner of the screen. Your inbox will appear.
- If Messenger opens on a conversation, press the button first Return located at the top left of the screen.
Step 3. Browse your inbox
The most recent messages are at the top of the screen, just above the row of contacts Active now. As you go down, you will gradually discover the older posts.
Method 2 of 2: Consult Messenger on your computer
Step 1. Open Facebook
Go to in your web browser. If you're already signed in, your Facebook news feed will open.
If you are not logged in, enter your email address (or phone number) and password in the upper right corner of the page
Step 2. Click on the Messenger icon
It's a lightning bolt icon located at the top right of the Facebook page. A drop-down menu listing your recent messages will appear.
Step 3. Select View All in Messenger
This option is at the bottom of the drop-down menu. This will take you to your Messenger inbox.
Step 4. Check your inbox
You can browse the conversations in the column on the left side of the page. The most recent conversations are at the top of the column while the older discussions are at the bottom.
- You can also click on the gear icon located in the upper left corner of the page and then on Hidden Discussions in the drop-down menu to see archived messages.