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Facebook Messenger: chat with someone without being their friend

Do you want to communicate with someone on Messenger without being your friend or having access to your Facebook profile? It is possible and even very simple. Provided you follow this tip.

Facebook Messenger has been allowing its users to exchange messages for a few years. Even when they are not in their contact list. Now, messages are no longer filtered but sent directly to the main inbox of the contacted user. It will be necessary to follow a few steps here.

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Messenger is more open than you think

To contact a Facebook user who is not on your friends list, you must first send them a request. On the same principle as the friend request, it is a message request that the recipient can accept or refuse. To do this, simply do a search on the name of this person. And find it in the results list. Clicking on it will send you to their Messenger profile. You can then simply start writing. If this is your first contact, the message will be sent to them as a request.

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This request will appear as a notification if the user has activated the settings to receive them, so you can be sure that they will be notified either immediately or the next time they sign in to Messenger. Note that you will not be notified if a user has refused your request. On the other hand, if it is accepted, you will be able to chat normally and receive notifications for each message. Without the need to add each other as a friend.

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