How to Turn Off Message Requests on Facebook (Full Guide)

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on June 3, 2021 by Larious


If you are an active Facebook user or have lots of friends and followers on your profile, you may be receiving lots of message requests. Usually, when someone out of your friend list messages you, it lands on a separate folder in your inbox.

The feature is helpful because it allows you to connect with others you don’t know. However, at times, it can be irritating as well. If you are someone who cares for privacy, you should disable the feature right away.

Facebook does allow you to turn off the message requests altogether. However, you need to make few changes to the Privacy settings on the Messenger app.

So, in this article, we are going to share a step-by-step guide on how to turn off Message Requests on Facebook altogether. The process is going to be very easy, let’s check out.

Also Read: How to Cancel Sent Friend Request On Facebook

Steps to Turn Off Message Requests on Facebook

Important: We have shared the tutorial of an Android device. The process is the same for iOS devices as well. Unfortunately, you can’t disable message requests from the Messenger web version. So, let’s check out.

Step 1. First of all, open the Messenger app on your Android device and tap on your profile picture.

Step 2. This will open the Messenger Settings. Scroll down and select the option ‘Privacy’

Step 3. On the Privacy page, tap on the ‘Message Delivery’ option.

Step 4. Under the Message Delivery, you will find many options. You need to set everything as per your wish.

Step 5. If you want to block everyone who is not on your friend list from messaging you, tap on the option ‘Others on Facebook’

Step 6. On the next page, select the option ‘Don’t Receive Requests’.

That’s it! You are done. This will block message requests from unknown contacts on Facebook.

So, this article is all about how to turn off Message Requests on Facebook. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.



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