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How to Know if You Have Been Muted on Facebook

By Max. D Gray. Updated: November 21, 2018
How to Know if You Have Been Muted on Facebook

If you are wondering how to know if you have been muted on Facebook, it's likely because someone isn't speaking to you. You may have been having a conversation which you thought was particularly engaging, then it suddenly ended. Have you had a fight and believe that that person may have muted you on Facebook? Are you being ignored?

Are you wondering how to tell if a conversation has been muted on Facebook messenger? If so, you can find the answer to this Facebook doubt here. At oneHOWTO we will be discussing how to know if you have been muted on Facebook. Keep reading for more!

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Can you know for definite if you have been muted on Facebook?

Facebook has introduced a new Facebook mute button because when using the social media platform, you may not want to be distracted by beeps and notifications from people messaging you on Facebook. The most common reason that someone would delete and specifically mute a Facebook messenger chat would be due to group chats.

Often people are brought together by friends on Facebook when trying to organize a Facebook event (birthday party, work conference, music festival, etc.), Although the information can be useful, there are usually a few chatty Facebook members who comment and type until the repeated message alert sound makes you literally want to throw your laptop out of the window. Muting a Facebook messenger conversation allows this stream to act silently, without having to offend anyone by telling them to stop chatting or deleting them.

The idea behind muting someone on Facebook means that you won’t receive notifications of new messages that have been sent. You may be wondering, if you mute someone on messenger will they know? No, they won’t, which is partly of the point of this Facebook feature. There is no alert or hack on Facebook to know exactly who has muted you.

This is why, if you want to know if you have been muted on Facebook, you have to use intuition. Here's how:

If I mute someone on Facebook will they know?

There is a difference between muting someone on Facebook and blocking someone on Facebook. If you have been blocked by someone on Facebook, not only will your message not show up, but you won't appear on their friend list. In addition, if someone has blocked you on Facebook, you won’t be able to Facebook search them or see any of their Facebook information. The only thing that you might be able to see if someone on Facebook blocks is are some messages in apps or groups you have in common.

When you mute someone on Facebook, not much changes. The only thing is that you won't receive are alerts or messages from them. If you want to mute someone on Facebook, you are given options as to how long you want to mute them for. These are Facebook muting options include:

  • For 30 minutes
  • For 1 hour
  • For 8 hours
  • For 24 hours
  • Indefinitely

If you are at work and don’t want to mute someone on Facebook for too long you can opt to mute the conversation for just a few hours. If you don't want to receive messages from this Facebook friend, but still need to be in contact with them, you can mute them indefinitely. By muting someone on Facebook indefinitely, it means that you can choose to read their messages or not. You can do this even if you simply want a little more privacy on Facebook. The good thing is that you can 'unmute' a Facebook friend at any time.

Have I been muted on Facebook?

If you think you have been muted on Facebook, then it is likely your message won't be 'Seen'. This means they haven't read the message. If you have sent a message, but it has not been received it will say 'Message sent'. This means the recipient hasn't been online. If it says 'Message delivered', this means the person has been online, but hasn’t read the message.

Most peoplecheck their messages when they log onto Facebook. If you know that your messages have been sent, but not read, then there are two possibilities:

  • The recipient has seen your message alert and not yet read it.
  • The recipient has muted you and doesn't want to hear from you for a while.
How to Know if You Have Been Muted on Facebook - If I mute someone on Facebook will they know?

The glitch method on Facebook

Here is a method some people have claimed works on Facebook, but we believe no longer works. It is known as the Facebook 'glitch method'.

  • When you think you have been muted on Facebook by a user, send this user a message.
  • If the message is read as 'seen' the exact time you sent it, it means you have been muted.
  • Check Facebook on another device such as a smartphone.
  • If the messages have been 'seen' at different times, then you have been muted.

We tried this method and, though it may have worked at some point for some people, it doesn't seem to work now on Facebook.

How to Know if You Have Been Muted on Facebook - The glitch method on Facebook

Have I been muted on Facebook messenger?

The best way to know if someone has muted you on Facebook is not actually technological and involves you answering a simple question: does this person have a reason to mute you on Facebook?

If the answer is yes and you have sent them a lot of messages which have been delivered, but not read, then it is likely this Facebook friend has muted you. If they haven't muted you, then they will have received alerts about your Facebook messages but chosen not to read them.

Remember, if you send a person a message in a Facebook group chat which has been muted, they won't receive alerts. However, you should be able to sent them direct messages; unless they have muted you.

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Farhan Singh
Wait, if they open the message chat window to mute you, won't they techincally have "read" your messages before they mute you?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Farhan,

Muting won't stop the messages from being received, only the alerts from prompting you. They may have read the message, they may have not. Is there a problem we don't see?
Farhan Singh
Well, I want to know one thing. Is it still possible I could be muted when none of the messages I have last sent were marked as read?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Farhan,

Ah, good question. They will have to go into the chatbox in messenger to toggle the mute function on and off. This means that the message will be in front of them and will be marked as read. After this, the messages will not be marked as read. If they muted you before you sent the message, it will not be marked as read.
Farhan Singh
I see, so then, if they mute your messages after reading them, you won't know they read your messages to begin with.

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