Accessing Your Messages
Whenever you log in to Facebook, the top menu shows the number of messages you’ve received but haven’t yet read. To view a list of recent messages, simply click the Messages icon. The Messages menu drops down, displaying several of your most recent messages with the newest message first.
To get to your main Messages area, click See All Messages (at the bottom of the menu). This takes you to a list of all messages you received—both those you have and haven’t read. Unread messages are shaded a light blue; those you’ve already read are unshaded (like the page background). If you have more than one screen of messages, you can click the forward and back buttons above or below the list to view the next or previous screen.