Facebook is the most visited website on the internet today and the most popular social media website. Lots of activities take on this site and one of the sending private messages. They provide different ways of sending private messages to friends, and groups. These messages are sent at no cost. These days some internet network providers make it free to access the Facebook website without any charge on data, especially on mobile devices.
To send a personal message through the platform, you must do that through a personal chat window. Now Facebook has integrated a Messenger app which makes it easier for users to send private messages and to respond to private messages as well.
In this exercise, you are going to learn the various ways of sending private messages through the Facebook website or through the Facebook messenger app.
The messenger app works well with the mobile device. For the desktop user, this app is already integrated into the system and there is no need to download it separately.
If you want to send a private message you cannot do that through the desktop site inbox this is because the message is no longer private and many people are going to see it. Private messages are encrypted between the receiver and the sender and there is no other person who can see that message.
How to send a private message on Facebook
As said before there are different methods of doing that and these methods are to be reviewed here one after the other.
Sending a private message through a mobile device
By mobile devices, it is referring to mobile phones. Facebook apps are downloaded to smartphones and even smartwatches. You can use the Facebook messenger app which is available for the mobile platform to send messages.
The first thing to do is that you have to download and open the messenger app on your mobile device. If you have not signed in then you have to sign in to access your Facebook account. To sign in means that you would be asked to provide your phone number and your password. You can also be asked to present your email address and your password.
If you tap the message icon, you can see the list of messages sent to you including the ones you have read and the new ones. New messages would come on top. This means that the newest message is going to come top.
If you want to create a new message then you have to tap the new message icon. If you want to read an existing message, just click on the message and begin to read and reply.
However, to create a new message, you have to look for the name of the receiver and start typing the message. The receiver is the person you want to send that message to.
The receiver of the message could be a friend as it is easier to send new messages to a friend. All you need to do is to tap the person’s name. if you are finding it hard to get the name, you can type it on the search bar, and when they appear tap the profile of the intended recipient of the new message.
It is possible to include many people in the conversation you want to do and you can simply add their names.
If you see the recipient then tap the text box and begin to type the message in the box provided.
When you have finished typing the message then you have to send the message. There is the send arrow at the side of the bottom of the message box and click it once to send the message to the intended recipient.
In the same way, if you want to send photos or videos and you want to send that as an attachment, it is simple. Simply click on the photo or camera icon on the left side of the text box. If you want to view options before you begin to send, you can tap on the view options before you can send that message.
Sending a private message through Facebook Desktop
It is the same process and you need to open the Facebook website. This has to be on the web browser. If you like you can download the app to your computer, laptop, and your PC. If you have already logged in, you are going to get access to the Facebook News Feed.
If you have not already logged in to the account, then you have to provide the details of login such as your email address, and your password. You can also log in with your phone number and your password.
Since you want to send a message, then you can click the messenger icon. When you get the messenger icon and you click it, you will see new messages as well as old messages. As usual, new messages would appear on the top. Newest are always on the top. If you want to read those new messages, you can click on it. Usually, such messages are displayed with the name of the sender. You can read the message and reply through the dialogue box that follows.
To send a new message, it is the same process as the mobile system. This means that you have to get to the search bar and type the name of the person you want to send the message. When you get the name, you can type the message and send it after. You can open a conversation with more than 150 persons at a time and send the message after.
After you have finished drafting the message you can send it by clicking the send button. When you click this button, the message will go to the intended recipient.
If you want you can add files, photos, emoji, and other things to the message and you can do that by looking for the appropriate icon and send it.
Do you want to send a Facebook secret message?
Get to the Facebook messenger and open it. You can be asked your login details and this means that you have to provide your email address or your phone number as well as your password to have access to your Facebook account.
Once you open the messenger you get to the last conversation you had. Secret messages are better viewed and sent through the mobile device. It is not easy to view or to send such a Facebook secret message through the desktop site.
If you already have a message sent to you, you can open such a message by clicking it. You can also respond to the message and click send to return your reply. If there is an existing correspondence between you and the person whom you want to send that reply, simply click it to open that conversation.
A secret message is meant for one recipient at a time. This means that it is not like a private message which you can send to more than one person at a time.
If your aim is to send a fresh message then simply click on the profile you want to send the message. You can see the pen image of the plus icon depending on the mobile device you want to use. When you click it, the conversation box will open and you can then start a Facebook secret conversation.
These are some of the ways of sending messages whether private or secret messages using your Facebook app. If you send such a message through the app, it is encrypted and that means that the only person who can see such a conversation or message is the intended messenger or the recipient.
The security of your message is certain because of the high encryption level. To send such private or secret messages through Facebook is completely free. This is because the social media website does not charge you before they can deliver your message.