Facebook is hiding a few doses of notification-dopamine from you in your message inbox, as pointed out by Deadspin's Adequate Man. No, it's not the secret 'Other' folder you were outraged to find out about a few years ago. This one's even more hidden.
If you go to your messages, select 'Message Requests' on the top bar, and then click 'See filtered requests,' you may find a world of spam, harassment, or nothing at all.
People have taken to Twitter to share their unreceived messages, pretty much all of which were hidden for the better.
Wow, there’s a way to find hidden, unread Facebook messages. So many great ones that slipped through the cracks pic.twitter.com/4fEDf7W5UT— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) April 8, 2016
Checking those hidden Facebook messages like😳 pic.twitter.com/A6cxAyUZOY— Camille (@blackmagichayes) April 7, 2016
A lot of cool messages in my filtered Facebook message requests. pic.twitter.com/zmcnmOH50d— Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) April 6, 2016