Things From The Abyss Of My Facebook “Other” Inbox

I literally did this. Source: Shutterstock

I literally did this. Source: Shutterstock

You’ve probably never noticed the “Other” tab in your Facebook messages inbox, have you? I didn’t until today when I saw this post on The Frisky, and boy did I discover quite a bit. I have undiscovered messages dating back to 2007! It was like opening Christmas presents, only creepier! As Aladdin and Princess Jasmine would say, it’s a whole new world. There are so many things that could have happened if I had gotten these messages in my regular Facebook inbox instead.

I really can’t believe I didn’t find this before. It’s so simple that I just missed it. To find your “Other” inbox, click on “Messages” either by clicking the icon at the top or on your sidebar. Then click the faded text that says “Other” and voila! You have now uncovered the Facebook version of Atlantis.

So low and behold what I found:

1. An invite to laser tag. I totally would have gone to this had I known!

“ne 1 need a ride 2 qzar hit me up..i think we will meet at school around 6 or so i dk..just let me kno wat works”

2. Italian messages. Molto carina means “very nice.” I had several messages from other Italian guys as well. I am Italian, my last name definitely is a giveaway. But that doesn’t mean I’m fair game for every Italian guy ever!

“molto carina”

3. This.

actually there is no beauty but!”

4. Spring break info. Fortunately, another message was sent out that didn’t go into the “other” folder, which is great because had I missed that SB trip I would have been beyond devastated.

5. Directions to places. Like where I was supposed to meet people. And directions to lake houses. And beaches. And other things. All places that I got lost to because I did not receive said directions.


“Jersey Shore Party
Don’t forget to text if you wanna come early for the spaghetti dinner!!”

7. Birthday invites. I had like 20 missed birthday party invites. Sorry guys.

“If you are anything like me, a lot of you don’t check your events… So I’m sending this message to help make sure all my friends know that we are going to Above Friday night for my birthday! Call or message me with any questions! Hope you can come!”

8. Messages from family members. I have a few messages from cousins and aunts and uncles that I didn’t respond to because I didn’t get them. I don’t know how they ended up in “other” but I’m so sad!

9. Messages from an ex-boyfriend trying to get back together. Actually, I’m glad I never got those.

10. Job opportunities from my advisor. Why didn’t she email them to me? I don’t know. Oh well, I didn’t want to be a reporter in Montgomery anyway!

What are you waiting for? There are tons of juicy messages waiting for you in your super secret hidden inbox. Maybe this was just Mark Zuckerberg giving us a present? Who knows, but it’s hilarious!

Did you have any crazy messages? What was the strangest one you got? Tell me in the comments!

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  • Jade

    I tried this and I had a notification about a Rihanna concert in Italy from 2 years ago.

  • anonymous

    My “other” folder just has random generic messages that were probably sent to other FB users as well….like mcdonalds for example. LOL I don’t really see the amusement in that.

    But, I did have one from a while back from Ray william johnson saying “Are you also on Twitter?
    Let’s take our relationship to the next level. LOL Follow me on Twitter and I’ll try to follow you back. ” Hahaha

  • LittleRedWolfGirl

    Holy cow! Look at them all… wow, I never knew about this either! You don’t ever get notifications for them… I’ve gotten messages from random people regarding wanting to work at Pixar, notifications from fan pages, all sorts of things… none since April of last year, but still… that’s pretty crazy!