When Facebook thinks you don’t particularly want to read a message that’s sent your way, it redirects it into a folder dubbed “other.” Some users forget to check the box regularly, and others may not even be aware that they have it.
Redhead Writing checks in with a primer on how to retrieve messages from Facebook’s version of purgatory.
First, open a message in the “other” folder you want to rescue, then open the “actions” menu in the upper right corner and scroll down to “move to messages.”
I found a weeks-old interview request in my “other” folder, and other users report finding notifications of prizes won and job solicitations. Check your “other” messages regularly lest senders think you’re ignoring them.
How to rescue messages from Facebook’s “other” inbox [Redhead Writing]