How to Read Someone’s Facebook Messages: 4 Ways for Safe Monitoring

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 kids use Facebook Messenger, shouldn’t you know what they’re saying? And if you wanted to, 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, especially when your kids are concerned. Here are the top three:

  • You suspect that they might be having inappropriate conversations with a stranger
  • You’re worried that they’re chatting about something that’s inappropriate for their age
  • You’re concerned that they’re talking about something that could harm their health

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

Make sure your kids 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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4 Ways to See Other People’s Facebook Messages

Scroll Through Their Phone

Sometimes the best way is the simplest. If you have access to your child’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 your child.

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.

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Hop on Their Computer

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.

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 child’s ID).

Get Eyezy and Stop Worrying

eyeZy is the easy-to-use app that lets you read messages from other Facebook users, like your own children, without having to grab their phone, try their Mac or PC, or attempt to reset their password.

To use eyeZy, purchase a subscription. Once your purchase goes through, you’ll receive download and install instructions in your email. Just follow them for the device you want to monitor. In no time, you’ll have access to all their Facebook messages.

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, including sent and received ones, plus time and date stamps.

You’ll also see more than just written communications. eyeZy shows you the pics and videos that were sent and received in Facebook Messenger.

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.

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.

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