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PhilLarson says

If you’re using your personal Facebook page to conduct business, you’ll want to read this!

Guys, I found messages over a year old from potential clients! How did I miss them?

Did you know if you’re not a “friend” of someone who is trying to message you on Facebook, any message they send you does not go in you inbox… it goes in this sort of pseudo-inbox that is easy to miss (cuz it’s not in bold) called, “Other.” (Really? They couldn’t have called it anything else? Other. No one ever sees “Other” and thinks, ‘Oh, this might be important!’)

Here’s what I’m talking about:

In this “Other,” I had 93 unread messages. I found a couple of messages asking for my audio services… over a year old. And I still have about 80 more messages to look through… :O

So here I go. Some apologizing to these potential clients is in order and perhaps I’ll make some money from these after all!

Here’s the article in the Facebook help center explaining “Other” – http://www.facebook.com/help/188872764494245

Hope this helps those who had missed “Other” like myself.

Good luck, Freelancers!

Phil

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contrastblack Envato team says

oh yeah! had some of those “hidden”, totally unimportant (read cash) messages myself :D

Lucky that I’m a too curious being and stumbled upon that just 2 weeks late… Gotta love certain “UI improvements” hahah

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AndrVlad says

Hi Phil, I did not find anything valuable in my Other folder but anyway good to know. Thank you for the information!

Best Regards, Andrey

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survivor says

Wow, 34 messages and most of them wanting some graphics, unfortunetly most of them are too old to answer :/

Thx for the info and shame on FB UI.

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donrobertsmusic says

Wow! Just some junk mail in mine too, but yeah, totally didn’t know about this! Thanks a lot!

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Rifki says

Uhh, 42 unread messages and all of them asking for a customization but too old to answer. Damn :shocked:

Thanks for info and will check it everyday

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KurtBilisim says

Yeah, I noticed that months ago and was shocked as well. Talk about terrible functionality! FaceBook should notify about any private message, what’s the point if you don’t notify the user? I bet very few people know about it.

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diamonddew says

Thanks a lott fr t info

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pezflash says

F*!! More than fifty messages, most of them asking for support, but the worst part, a lot asking for pre-purchase doubts. Stupid FB and its far-from-intuitive UI.

Btw, thanks for the info!

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SoundFix says

Thanks for the tip dude! :D

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