How to Check Other People’s Private Messages on Facebook

Melissa E. Henry
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If they have a smartphone, there’s almost a 100% chance that they’re using Facebook Messenger to chat with friends and acquaintances. After all, over 1.3 billion people around the world use Facebook Messenger every month, and around 260 million new conversations happen on the Facebook Messenger app every day.

If your loved ones use Facebook Messenger, you might be wondering what they discuss and if they’re even safe there. So, can you read someone’s Facebook messages?

The answer is yes. And there are many reasons why you might want to know how to see someone’s messages on Facebook. Here are the top three:

  • You suspect that they might be having conversations with suspicious people
  • You’re worried that they’re hiding something
  • You’re concerned that they’re talking about something that could harm their health

Whatever your reason for wanting to read someone else’s messages on Facebook, or other similar messengers, we’re going to walk you through fice simple methods you can use right now.

Make sure your loved one's are having safe conversations on Facebook!
Keep an eye on who they talk to and what they share in their chats.

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5 Ways to See Other People’s Facebook Messages

#1: Get Eyezy and Stop Worrying

Eyezy is an easy-to-use app that lets you read messages from other Facebook users, like your own children or partner, without grabbing their phone or standing behind their shoulder.

Although you need physical access to their phone just one time to install Eyezy, it shouldn’t be a problem if you have a trusting relationship.

To access all their Facebook messages, you need to purchase a subscription with Eyezy. Once it’s done, you’ll receive installation instructions in your email. Just follow them to set everything up.

With Eyezy, you’ll have your own Control Panel that you can pop into whenever you like. When you log in, you’ll see all their Facebook messages sent and received, plus time and date stamps.

Not only Eyezy allows you to check someone’s messenger history, but it also shows the pics and videos that were sent and received in Facebook Messenger.

#2: Scroll Through Their Phone

Sometimes the best way is the simplest. If you have access to your loved one’s phone, just grab it and unlock it. By tapping the Facebook Messenger icon, you’ll be able to see other people’s Facebook messages that were sent to them.

Remember, most people stay logged in on each app on their phone. Unlike websites that you often have to log in and out of, apps like Facebook Messenger keep you logged in.

Sure, you can log out each time if you want, but virtually nobody does that. So if you want to read someone’s Facebook messages easily, this method is worth a shot.

#3: Hop on Their Computer

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Don’t have access to their phone? Or not too sure of their phone password? There’s another method you can use that’s right under your nose. Try their Mac or PC.

Just go to the Facebook website. If they haven’t logged out since their last session, you’ll have instant access to their Facebook profile. And by clicking the Messenger icon in the top navigation bar, you’ll be able to see all their messages.

Did you land on the Facebook login page instead? Not all hope is lost. Today’s browsers let you save your login details (emails, usernames, and passwords) so you can sign in quickly without having to remember anything.

If they’ve opted to store their details in their browser, you can log in and view someone’s Facebook messages in a snap.

#4: Try Logging In — Even if You Don’t Know Their Password

If you know the email address that’s tied to their Facebook account, you can ask Facebook to reset their password. Doing so will initiate a password reset link request. In a nutshell, a link to reset their password will be sent to their email address.

This method of reading messages from other Facebook users works if you have access to their email address. If you don’t, you won’t be able to receive the password reset link that Facebook sends out.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re out of luck. You can actually tell Facebook you no longer have access to the email address associated with their account. You’ll be asked to provide a new email address to use for their Facebook login.

However, you’ll also be asked a series of questions to confirm that you’re not just a random person trying to read messages from other Facebook users. You might even be asked to provide a copy of your ID (in this case, it would be your loved one’s ID).

#5: Use a Keylogger

If you want to see other people’s messages on messenger but don’t know their Facebook credentials or have no access to their email, Keylogger might be just what you need. Keylogger is created to record every keystroke made by the device user, making it possible to capture your loved ones’ credentials.

There are lots of Keylogger apps on the Play/App store. So you can either choose the one that fits your needs or you can get a complete monitoring app like Eyezy, which provides this feature along with dozens of others.

Once you install it, you’ll be able to see every keystroke your loved one makes on their Android or iPhone. This means you can see someone’s messenger chat as soon as Eyezy’s Keylogger feature captures their Facebook credentials.

Go Beyond Reading Facebook Messages

Eyezy does more than just let you read someone’s Facebook messages. You’ll also see their messages in other social media chat apps, like WhatsApp, Kik, Line, and even Tinder. Basically, if they use it, there’s a good chance Eyezy is the window into their communications.

Facebook message monitoring is part of a feature called Social Spotlight. And Social Spotlight is just one of many tools at your disposal.

Plans Breaker lets you in on their social calendar. Web Magnifier shows you the sites they’ve visited, their bookmarks, and more. Phone Analyzer shows you who they’re chatting with over the phone. Files Finder shows you the videos, pics, and files stored on their device.

Pinpoint lets you find them on a map when they’re out and about. And Magic Alerts tell you when and where they’re going, plus lets you know if they’re using words in chat that you should be concerned about.

To find out how Eyezy can bring you a new kind of peace of mind while your kids live their digital lives, read more about Eyezy’s features on the website.

Melissa has been working in education for more than 10 years. As a vocational education teacher in the finance and marketing career clusters, she is experienced in explaining complicated things in simple words. On top of equipping her students with the needed skills, she also shares her knowledge online, delivering marketing-related educational articles and how-to guides for various digital tools.


  • Hello. Is it possible in any way for it to be detected on the target phone that eyez is being used? Also, do I need the phone in my possession to set it up?

    • Hi! The chances are low. It does not have any signs it is installed on the target phone: no app icon, notifications, etc. You need physical access to the target device for a few minutes to install it.

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