How to Archive or Get Rid of a Facebook Private Message Now that Facebook Removed the Option in Messenger

How to Archive or Get Rid of a Facebook Private Message Now that Facebook Removed the Option in Messenger

While ‘archive’ had always been an option previously, now the only options for dealing with a received message in the Facebook Messenger app are ‘Mark as Unread’, ‘Ignore Messages’, blocking the sender, or deleting the message. Ignoring the message is the closest message option to archiving it, however that moves the message to “Message Requests”, which is not at all what you want to do.

The Netflix Text Message Scam

The Netflix Text Message Scam

If you have received a text message claiming to be from Netflix, and telling you that “We have a new policy in place, please visit and review today”, along with a link and, possibly, a random set of characters in parenthesis such as “(ybpldcjyop)”, it is definitely a scam, do NOT click on it! The text message may also appear to come from phone number 141-010-0001 or just 410100001, but even if it comes from another number, it is definitely a scam.

Where Messages are Archived and Stored on a Mac and How to Search All of Your iMessage Messages or iChat Messages

Where Messages are Archived and Stored on a Mac and How to Search All of Your iMessage Messages or iChat Messages

Let’s say you want to search all of the text messages that you have received on your Mac via Messages (formerly iChat), sent using Apple’s iMessage system, because you know someone sent you some information via chat messages, but you can’t remember who, or you can remember who but it was so long ago that scrolling back on your iPhone or in your Mac’s Messages chat window would take forever. Here are two methods to search all of your archived Mac messages at once.

How to Unsubscribe from a Message Thread on Facebook

How to Unsubscribe from a Message Thread on Facebook

Don’t you just hate it when you get included in a mass Facebook email message from someone on Facebook, and then lots of other people start replying, and you get all of those replies? When you find yourself swimming in Facebook message replies to a Facebook message thread that you never even requested, do you find yourself wondering how to unsubscribe to the message thread – how to stop Facebook messages – how to stop receiving all those replies? How to leave the conversation? Well, here’s how.

Vacation Messages a Great Way for Scammers to Steal Your Identity

Vacation Messages a Great Way for Scammers to Steal Your Identity

Automated vacation messages are often frowned upon for several reasons, including that they can be a spam vector, that if set improperly (such as being triggered with every single email from every single person) they can actually views as spam, and that they can actually cause legitimate email from you to end up in the spam folder. But as if that’s not enough of a reason to not use an automated vacation message, they can also be used with a bit of social engineering to steal your identity. Here’s how that can happen.

People Who Comment on Your Facebook Posts Aren’t Always Your Friends

People Who Comment on Your Facebook Posts Aren’t Always Your Friends

Facebook recently made it so that when someone comments on one of your posts, the friends of that commenter will see that comment, and your post, even if they are not friends with you. And, they can comment on that post of yours, even though they are not friends with you*. Now, commenting on your post seems a rather friendly thing to do, so you may be tempted to send these people a friend request. After all, they came and posted on your timeline. And you have at least one friend (probably more) in common. Sending a friend request seems the neighbourly thing to do with someone who writes on your wall, and with whom you share common friends.

How Can You Delete Facebook Messages? It’s Easy!

How Can You Delete Facebook Messages? It’s Easy!

Lots of people wonder: how to delete Facebook messages? Or, even, can you delete Facebook messages? For some reason, deleting Facebook messages doesn’t seem straightforward to some. But deleting messages on Facebook is actually pretty easy. In fact, you can even delete all Facebook messages with just a few clicks. (And be clear, Facebook chat messages are the same thing as Facebook messages, as you will see, so yes, you can delete Facebook chat messages, too.) Here’s how.

Couples’ Twitter Tweets Lead to Burglery?

Couples’ Twitter Tweets Lead to Burglery?

Isreal Hyman and his wife were no doubt looking forward to their vacation a few weeks ago. Hyman, the proprietor of IzzyVideo.com in Mesa, Arizona, shared his plans with his 2,000+ followers on Twitter. So when he became the victim of a home burglery (which differs from robbery in that the victim is not present), he had to wonder if the burgler had seen his Tweets.