Opened your Facebook “Other” folder recently?

You’re not a impolite person, right? You normally reply to Facebook messages from friends, family members and co-workers, right? Well, maybe not, at least not if you ignore the “Other” folder.

The hidden “Other”

David Pogue, technology columnist for the New York Times, recently pointed out the strange case of the “Other” folder. When individuals who aren’t your Facebook friends send you a message, they have a choice: They can either pay $1 or send that message to your Facebook page’s “Other” folder. The majority of people, of course, don’t pay the buck.


Sadly, many Facebook users don’t realize there’s an “Other” folder of messages, Pogue writes. As a result, many users go years without responding to the party invitations, congratulation messages or other missives deposited there.

Finding it

Make today the day you open the “Other” folder.  In your left-side panel of your Facebook page click “Messages.”  There you’ll notice a light gray “Other.” Open it up. As Pogue writes, you might be surprised at the number of party invitations and congratulations you’ve missed.

Posted on: 05.16.14