How To Remove Non Friends From Facebook Messenger

Non Friends and Unknown contacts online appears in Facebook messenger? This tutorial on How To Remove Non Friends From Facebook Messenger will help you to remove Non Friend from Messenger Contacts.

Facebook is working very hard on its Facebook messenger app to keep people engaging on Facebook. Although the social messaging apps like WhatsApp, hike, telegram etc are kept on replacing the people who use to chat on Facebook to chat on WhatsApp and other apps on mobile. If you are a Facebook messenger to chat, then you might have noticed unknown contacts in Facebook messenger. In this post, we are going to learn to Remove Non-Friends From Facebook Messenger

Previously, Facebook had changed the pattern on people who can contact you on Facebook. As per new update, if the person who is not your friend on Facebook can also send you a message but those messages will not appear on Messages, instead of that they will appear on Message request. You will get a message request with note that If you reply, will be able to call you and see information like your Active Status and when you’ve read messages

This means that if you reply to that person, that person will be added to your Facebook contacts. Although that person is not your friend as you had accepted his message request, he will appear in your online friend on the Facebook list.

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Remove Non Friends From Facebook Messenger

If you are like me and find non friends from facebook messenger annoying then this post is for you. In this post we will learn how to remove non friends from facebook messenger, So without wasting more time start reading the below steps to remove messenger contact / Remove a Non Friend from Messenger Contacts.

How To Remove Non Friends From Facebook Messenger – How to remove someone from messenger.

This process to remove facebook messenger unknown contacts requires mobile phone, i.e Android or iphone.

Step 1 – Download and install Facebook messenger in you smartphone and login you facebook account using login credentials.

Step 2 -Now tap on contacts (Open snapshot for reference) and all the Facebook Messenger contacts will be appear.

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Step 3 –Search for the contact which is not your Facebook friend still appear online and tap on the “i” button.

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Step 4 –A menu option will be pop-up on the screen. Click on the remove button and in this way you had successfully Facebook messenger unknown contacts.

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Step 5 -Now tap on remove friend and you are done..!!

In this way you can search and delete all the Facebook messenger unknown contacts and clean up your Facebook contact list. This is not all, there are some of the contacts which are being imported to the messenger app. To delete those account you need to follow some additional steps.

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How to remove contacts imported to the Messenger app? |  Remove a Non Friend from Messenger Contacts

Now you need to use computer to deleted contact imported to the messenger app. You can even you Google chrome for android and check view desktop view. – Don’t forget to read – Speed up Chrome for Android Smartphone

  1. Firstly open and login to you account
  2. Now open Manage Imported Contacts for Messenger page.
  3. Now click on Delete all button to delete all the imported contacts for messenger.
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You can also stop continuously uploading your contacts by turning off the synchronization of the contact through turn off the Sync Contacts setting in the Messenger app.

In this way you can delete all the non friends from Facebook messenger and clean up your Facebook account.

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If you are facing any problem in following the written tutorial then here is a video tutorial on How to Remove a Non Friend from Messenger Contacts. This tutorial will surely help you.

Video tutorial on Remove a Non Friend from Messenger Contacts

FAQ (Frequently asked question)

What are messenger contacts?

Facebook is pushing people from the Facebook web version to its messaging app known as a messenger. What Facebook is doing that, it allows you to add people to the contact list those who are not friends on Facebook also. The people you find in the messenger app are messenger contacts.

How do I delete people from messenger?

We had prepared a detailed tutorial posted above and also for better understanding, we had uploaded a video tutorial on Youtube on how to remove someone

How to delete messenger?

If you are annoyed by the Facebook messenger app then you can delete the app. Go to settings > Installed apps > search for Facebook messenger app > and click on Uninstall.

Wrapping Up

hope you like the tutorial on how to remove non friends from Facebook messenger and with the help of this article you will be able to remove Facebook messenger unknown contacts. Firstly, I was also confused by seeing how does a contact appears in my Facebook messenger but using this trick I had fixed the issue. If you have any issuing in following this article, feel free to use the comment section we will help you to deal it with and a faster reply follow us Solution Exist Facebook page and join Android And Windows Errors Solution.

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Ronak Prajapatit is a Chemical Engineer by profession and a Part-Time blogger. He is a passionate tech blogger who likes to share his knowledge and helped to troubleshoot problems of computers and PC.

42 thoughts on “How To Remove Non Friends From Facebook Messenger”

      • No, they’re not my friends. And NO, on my phone, this method is not working, I know what I’m saying : I click on “i” button at the right of the contact, I choose “delete contact”, I confirm, suppression is operating, then I can see “add this person to Messenger”, so it looks like deletion was successful. But when I come back to contacts list, it’s still there, even after restarting Messenger. And I’m still able to delete it, which proves that nothing actually happened.

  1. None of these solutions work on my phone, “removed” contacts are still there. I’d be grateful if you could REALLY help me delete them.

    • This is a tested method an i had personally tested it, Make sure you follow the steps carefully and don’t forget to check whether you had mistakenly accept the friend request or not.

  2. I don’t have a contacts button or the “i”. I really want to remove these non friends. I don’t care if they are online yet they show up on my list

  3. Can you show me where the video is to help with this topic? You stated in your message to me that you had a video prepared to address it but I can’t find it

  4. FB apparently has removed the option to remove non-friends from messenger. The only way now is to block them on messenger, I rather remove them than block


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