How to Automatically Forward a Message on Messenger?

Do you want to automatically forward a message you receive on Messenger to another user?

If yes, then this is the article that you need to read as it will show you how to automatically forward a message on messenger.  

You may be receiving different types of messages from friends and family members on your Facebook timeline and many times, there might be some important information shared with you by one of your Facebook contact or friend.

 In such cases, forwarding this important and useful information can help others who are not in touch with your friend or family member anymore but they too need the same type of information.

Facebook allows its users to automatically forward a message received or send on their timeline/wall to other people who are also using (FB) Facebook.

It means that you can forward a message on Messenger without writing anything and the entire text of the received (forwarded) message will be forwarded to your friend as it is.

In order to know how to automatically forward a message on messenger, you need to follow some simple steps shared below:

How To Automatically Forward A Message On Messenger?

1) Open the Messenger app from your mobile or desktop Facebook profile.

2) Now click/tap on the three stripes icon which is located at the top right side corner of your screen. There will be a pop-up list appearing there.

Click on the “People” option present in that list. This will open a contact page for you where all your friends are listed alphabetically with their names and profile pictures.

3) In order to automatically forward a message on messenger, you need to find the person or Facebook contact from whom you have received the forwarded message and then click on that particular friend’s name or profile picture.

4) Once you have clicked on your friend’s name or profile picture, their contact information will open up and at the bottom of that information, there will be an “Action” button. Click on that button and you will see different options like “Message”, “Call” and “Add Friend”.

5) Click on the “Message” option and it will open a text-based conversation window between you and your friend.

6) Now type “/fwd” without quotes in the text-based conversation box and send it to your friend.

7) Your friend will receive the “/fwd” command as a message as well as a forwarded message from you as SMS on their mobile number if they have not enabled/installed the Facebook messenger app, otherwise he/she will also see an option for automatically forwarding a received message by clicking on three stripes icon located at the top right side of that particular chat window.

8) To forward a message on Messenger without typing “/fwd” in the text-based conversation box, you can simply type “@fb fwd “ instead of “/fwd”. Or else, you can write “FBFW” instead of “@fb fwd “.  

9) In order to avoid receiving repeated messages from someone or a group, you can stop receiving forwarded messages from a specific sender or all senders in a group by going to the chat window of that particular sender or group and then clicking on the three stripes icon present at the top right side corner of your screen.

A pop-up list will appear there, click on the “Settings” option and then disable the “Forward Messages” toggle button.

10) That’s it! You have successfully learnt how to automatically forward a message on messenger.

How To Forward Messenger Messages To Email?

In order to forward messages from Facebook Messenger to email, you need to follow some simple steps.

1) Open the Messenger app from your mobile or desktop Facebook profile.

2) Now click/tap on the three stripes icon which is located at the top right side corner of your screen. There will be a pop-up list appearing there. Click on the “People” option present in that list. This will open a contact page for you where all your friends are listed alphabetically with their names and profile pictures.

3) In order to forward messages from Facebook messenger to email, you need to find the person or Facebook contact from whom you have received the forwarded message and then click on that particular friend’s name or profile picture.

4) Once you have clicked on your friend’s name or profile picture, their contact information will open up and at the bottom of that information, there will be an “Action” button. Click on that button and you will see different options like “Message”, “Call” and “Add Friend”.

5) Now click on the blue-coloured hyperlinked text namely “Messages” which is right next to the three stripes icon. This will open a chat window where you have received forwarded messages from that particular sender or group.

6) Next, simply click on the name of that sender or group whose message you want to forward in order to open his/her complete contact details with all his/her forwarded messages. Then, click anywhere outside this contact detail box to close it.

7) In order to forward all messages from this chat window to email, copy the entire text in this window and then paste it into the body of a new email message.

8) After that, address the email message to yourself and send it. You will receive all messages from Facebook Messenger as email attachments in your personal email account.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. How to check whether my friend has installed Facebook Messenger or not?

A. If your friend is using a smartphone then they must have the Facebook messenger app.

Q. Why I am unable to automatically forward messages on Messenger as SMS despite of “Forward as SMS” toggle button being enabled/turned ON in the chat window?

A. If you are forwarding messages from Messenger as SMS and it’s already been forwarded as email, then there is no need to forward its copy again as SMS because now you know that your message is already received by your friend and if this option is not turned ON, then most probably your phone number does not exist on your friends’ address book or contact list.

Q. Is it possible to automatically forward a message on Facebook messenger without your name?

A. Yes! You can automatically forward a message from Facebook Messenger without using your name, but only if the sender has not mentioned your name in his/her forwarded message.

Q. Can I add my own comment while forwarding a chain of messages to email as an attachment?

A. No, you cannot add any other word or comment while forwarding a chain of messages to email because it will be considered as an automated process and sending automated explanations with forwarded messages is against Facebook’s Terms of Service Agreement.

Q. Is it possible to send a copy of a forwarded message by someone else to another person who is not part of that particular chat group, I mean the recipient should not be on the “To” or “Cc” fields?

A. Yes! It’s possible to forward messages from Facebook Messenger to email as attachments, even if the recipient is not part of that particular chat group and is not on the “To” or “Cc” fields. The recipient will receive the forwarded message as an email attachment in their personal email account.

Conclusion

We hope that this article has helped you in understanding how to automatically forward messages on Facebook Messenger to your personal email account. If you have any queries or need further assistance, please feel free to write to us in the comments.

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