How To See Someone’s Private Messages on Facebook – Easy Guide

I regularly get asked how to see someone’s private messages on Facebook, mostly by parents worried about what their kids are up to online. Then of course they want to know is there a way to see someone’s Facebook inbox messages for free?

That’s when the problems start. I’m going to explain how you can actually see their private Facebook messages using methods that really work. I’ll also explain why any sites offering to see FB message for free are scams and do not work! So keep reading ….

If you are a parent trying to see what your children are up to online you need to consider what is happening on their Facebook accounts and in particular their FB messages.

I have a great tutorial on how to hack a Facebook account covering all methods that work and exposing some that don’t! Very useful for parents.

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How to See Someone’s Private Messages on Facebook for Free?

We all want free things don’t we? Unfortunately when it comes to monitoring cell phones and online accounts like Facebook – free doesn’t work out well.

I kept seeing these websites and online FB hacking apps that claim to let you see other people’s Facebook messages for free and without their password.

So I tried some of the apps that claim they can help me however I found out a pattern. These apps don’t actually help you see someone’s messages on Facebook. They almost always follow a similar routine.

They ask you to just enter the details of the persons FB username and then you are forwarded to a page asking you to fill out a survey or click on some adds. After this they need your email …. to send you the Facebook details.

Guess what …. they don’t work. They are scams out to make money from the surveys and adds that you click on. You get nothing in return – you don’t get to see someone else’s messages on Facebook.

I have highlighted these online hacking scams before in great detail – see my Snapchat Hacking Tutorial – it covers the same scam.

What you want is how to see someone’s messages right? So the good news is that you can do this using spy apps – the bad news is that they are not free.

So in the rest of this article I will save you the pain of what I suffered in all the fake apps and tell you how to read someone’s Facebook messages without them knowing – using real FB hacker apps.

Let’s have a look shall we?

Using mSpy to View Facebook Inbox Messages

The first app I will recommend that will allow you to read someone else’s Facebook messages is mSpy. Now let’s not pretend that Facebook is the only social media app that someone is using to communicate.

Luckily for you, mSpy covers apps such as Instagram, Kik, Snapchat and many more.

mSpy doesn’t just do social media apps either, it will also show you text messages, their GPS location (tracking), call history and more. You can also use it to hack a phones pictures including those sent and received using Facebook messenger. It allows you to see their private FB photos!

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As far as Facebook goes, mSpy will not only allow you to see their messages, photos and videos but it will also allow you to see their friends and who they are looking for with the “keylogger” feature.

The keylogger feature allows you to see everything they have typed into the device keypad. This can also help you to hack someone’s FB account without a password.

The keylogger allows you to see login and password details for all social media and web apps – not just Facebook. This can be a very powerful tool.

Another great feature for mSpy is the ability to view the mSpy reports from your own phone or computer so you can see the persons cellphone without being anywhere near it. Best of all you can view their Facebook messages without them knowing.

All you need to do is install the mSpy app on their phone, which only takes a few minutes, and then the app can be hidden so they won’t know it’s on their device.

If you feel I haven’t covered enough on mSpy or you want to know about it in further detail I have a Full mSpy Review in the spy app reviews part of this website. mSpy is a paid app but it is very affordable and easy to use. Their cheapest plan will cover FB message monitoring and allows you to view secret Facebook conversations.

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FlexiSPY for Reading Private Messages on Messenger

The next app that will help you see someone’s Fb messages is FlexiSPY.

FlexiSPY will give you access to all the same features on Facebook as mSpy but FlexiSPY is more expensive because of a separate feature which has nothing to do with viewing messages on Messenger. So for that reason it is second on my list.

That feature is the ability to record phone calls and even listen in to them live. That feature is rare amongst spy apps these days so it does add an extra cost on to the total price of the app which is understandable.

FlexiSPY can record actual voice calls made on the phone but also voice calls made using apps like Facebook Messenger, Skype and WhatsApp.

If you only want to view Facebook messaging and other social media apps then I recommend mSpy. If you feel like you need to listen to voice calls as well then FlexiSPY is definitely the app for you as the feature works really well and it’s worth the extra money.

The same goes for FlexiSpy if you want to know more about this app then I have a FlexiSPY Review in the reviews section.

Read next: How to see who unfollowed you on Facebook

uMobix Facebook Message Spy App

The third and final app that will help you to read someone else’s Facebook messages is uMobix. Just because I put it last on my list doesn’t make it a bad app, in fact it is one of the best ones out there it just happens to lack a few things that the previous two have.

uMobix will give you access to someone’s Facebook use, but you won’t be able to view activity on apps like Twitter and Snapchat which are getting more popular amongst teens.

So if you’re wondering about what your child is doing then keep in mind that with uMobix you won’t be able to see some of the more commonly used apps.

Apart from having fewer fancy features, uMobix does provide another option when it comes to monitoring FB messages – and it is cheap! You can read my detailed uMobix Review in the main spy app review page.

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Common Questions:

How can I read someone else’s messages on Facebook Messenger?

This article covers how to see other people’s private Facebook messages but remember Messenger is the same thing really. Messenger is the tool Facebook uses to handle all messages on the Facebook platform. It can also be used as a separate app on mobile devices.

All the methods for reading messages above are for reading messages in Facebook Messenger.

How to read someone’s Facebook messages without them knowing?

Using a phone spy app will allow you to see other peoples messages on Facebook and Facebook Messenger. The apps can be hidden on the target device and they will not know they are being monitored.

Choosing an App That Works!

The spy app and hacking tool market is awash with fakes, scams and just poor quality software programs. I cover these apps and their uses extensively on this website – and always recommend legal and ethical uses only!

I only recommend a few of the best spy software apps and I strongly advise you to do some research before buying an app that “looks good”.

So choosing an app really depends on 2 things. Who uses the phone you’re looking at (child or employee) and what you want to see.

If you want to listen to phone calls then be ready to cough up the extra bit of money for FlexiSPY. If you don’t need call recording and still want a wide range of advanced features – mSpy is the best choice.

When it comes to seeing someone’s private Facebook messages all three of these apps will get the job done without the user knowing. All are very well hidden and can report all activity on Facebook.

These apps are inexpensive but they work. Stay well clear of so called “free” hacking tools and spy apps.

So there we have it, how to see someone’s private Facebook messages in about 1,300 words instead of going through 100 fake apps like I did!

Are you concerned about your Facebook security? I cover a range of security articles to help. See how to tell if your Facebook has been hacked.

I hope this article has helped you.

Author - Susan Kennedy

Hi there - I'm Susan Kennedy, a regular mom who has used spy apps for years now. I was fed up with spammy reviews and poor information so I started this website. I also teach you how to improve your online security and stop unwanted spy apps. Reliable information from a real person!

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