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Reasons Why Facebook Messenger Chat Sent but not delivered



Most people on Facebook have being like “Why aren’t my Messenger messages not delivered?” Sometimes one ponders whether he/she has been blocked or marked as spam. It is indeed frustrating if you have been on that same shoe.

In this post, I have gathered helpful reasons why your Facebook messages are not delivered. Sometimes they are marked as “Sent” even when the person to receive the chat is found active.
This post  also is for you if;
  • Facebook message sent but not delivered
  • Facebook message not delivered but online
  • Facebook messages delivered but not seen
  • Facebook messenger sent but not delivered
  • Facebook message won’t deliver
  • Facebook messenger message sent, delivered but not read
From the above options, we have found two issues. Facebook messages not delivered and messages not read when currently online. You are neither blocked on Facebook nor Messenger even when your messages are yet to be delivered. I want you to get that thought of your memory.

Why Your Facebook Message Sent not delivered or read

Facebook Message Sent not delivered
          Facebook Message Sent not delivered / ©ChuksGuide
One of these options below must relate to your current message delivery status.
  • Your message was ignored
  • They just read and marked your message as “unread”
  • They quickly deleted your message without reading it. They might have read it through the status bar
  • They quickly marked your message as Spam or
  • They are not currently logged into Messenger app
Most times, message sent not delivered and message delivered not seen are always confused with one another. From my own personal experience, when a Messenger chat is marked as sent even when the recipient is marked as Active, it is likely that he/she is currently using Facebook mobile app no Messenger.

When a message shows as sent even when they are online, it shows that they are not logged into messenger or Messenger app is not installed on their device. They will be unable to receive messages unless they log into or install Messenger. As soon as they log into Messenger, the message will be delivered.

Facebook Messenger message delivered but not read
Facebook Messenger message delivered but not  read / ©ChuksGuide

This only happens when they are on a mobile phone and have logged out. As soon as they log into Messenger, the message will be delivered then considered to be read by them.

READ: How to keep your Facebook Account safe from hackers



When your message has been received but yet to be read, it could be it was ignored, marked unread, deleted or marked as spam by your recipient.

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Updated on August 24, 2017

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  2. Your message can be sent and shown as not delivered when someone has ignored messages from you – they can go online and read them and the message will still show as not delivered. Only when they reply to you does it show as delivered and seen at the same time.

    1. You can mute someone on Messenger in two ways

      1. Using Messenger “Mute” option or
      2. Using Block in Messenger

      The first option still receives chats from the person but you won’t be notified when chats come. But in the last option, you cannot send or receive chats from someone you blocked on Messenger. Although, you are still friends on Facebook. To receive message again from him/her, then unblock the person to start receiving new chats.

      We hope you find this useful.

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