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
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
- Your chat is currently in the Connection Requests list. It is not yet approved
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 has ignored you on Messenger, your message has not been accepted or they are using Facebook lite.
Messenger also allows chats to be pending in Connection Requests/Message requests. Message Requests adds incoming message that are not in someone’s Friend lists. They are kept there until the recipient either approves or rejects the chat.
When a chat is approved, you should see “xxxxxxx accepted your request“. Your message should then be marked delivered when necessary. This option is related to people that are not in one’s Facebook friend list. If rejected or deleted, it remains as sent.
Also when a message shows as sent even when they are online, it could also be 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.
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.
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.
If one is convinced that the receiver is currently active when the chat is delivered but not read, then the fastest way to force someone to open your chat is through either Messenger voice call or video call.
With voice or video call, they are forced to open the chat or terminate the call.
It could be a server problem – Most times messages are delayed before they are sent. Sometimes you see “Chat is currently unavailable or Message stuck on sending without ticking either sent, deliver or even read.”.
If this shows up, it could be that Messenger server is down at the moment. The best thing to do is to leave Messenger on its own for about 1 hours until it comes down to normal.
If you cannot be patient enough for 1 hour, then you may try logging to Facebook with PC or Web browser.