When you see the notification that “You have a message,” it means that someone has sent you a message on Facebook Messenger. The notification will show the name of the sender, the time the message was sent, and the message itself.
To open the message, tap on the notification. If you have more than one message, swipe left or right to view all of your messages.
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When you see the notification for a new message, but when you open up Facebook Messenger, there’s no new message, what’s going on?
Well, it’s possible that the new message was sent to a different Facebook Messenger app on your phone. For example, if you have both the Facebook Messenger app and the Facebook app installed on your phone, a new message might only show up in the Facebook Messenger app.
To check for new messages in other Facebook Messenger apps on your phone, follow these steps:
-Open the Facebook app
-Tap the three lines in the top left corner of the app
-Under “Notifications”, make sure that “Include notifications for other Facebook Messenger apps” is turned on
If there are still no new messages, then it’s possible that the person who sent you the message has deleted it.