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How do I get a Facebook message to deliver?

Last Updated: 12th April, 2020

There is no way to push the delivery, sadly. Whenit is in the Sent status, it means Facebook are holding yourmessage ready for delivery for your friend to receiveit. Usually the Messenger app updates itself so when youmessage someone it does get delivered withoutdelay.

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Also asked, why is my FB message sent but not delivered?

Message sent means it has sent from yourside. And deliver means it has reach to recipient side. Ifyour message is not delivering that means problem ison recipient side. It could be server problem, internet problem,their settings problem, anything.

Likewise, do ignored messages show as delivered? When you Ignore a chat thread, even though youwill receive all the messages, the Messengerwill mark them as Sent only and not Delivered.That is if the message is delivered to your Inbox, itwill be marked as Delivered.

Furthermore, what's the difference between sent and delivered on FB Messenger?

"Sent" means that Facebook Messenger hasreceived your message at its servers, and can now deliver itto the recipient. "Delivered" means the message has beendownloaded on a device where the recipient can now get and view themessage, such as on the person's phone.

Why is my message not delivered?

Actually, iMessage not saying“Delivered” simply means the messages hasnot yet been successfully delivered to therecipient's device due to some reasons. Reasons could be: theirphone not having available Wi-Fi or cellular data networks,they have their iPhone off or on Do Not Disturb mode,etc.

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