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Have a Stuck Facebook Unread Message in OS 6.0? Here is a Possible Fix

Stuck facebook notification

Since I upgraded my Torch to OS I have been having this issue where I get phantom Facebook unread messages. These messages are nowhere to be found when I look in the messages folder in the Facebook app. I try marking all my messages in the messages app as read and it still does not go away. It got really frustrating so I took the issue to Twitter and it seems like I am not the only one though not everybody is having the issue.

After trying to fix it multiple ways I finally found a fix that works for me. I just clicked on the “Activity Feed” right where the Facebook notification is (does anybody actually use this delayed activity feed???) and it turns out it shows the unread Facebook message. I checked the Facebook app again and that exact message was marked as “read” in the app which confuses the hell out of me. I ended up just going to that message through the activity feed and it went away.

Problem solved… for now. Let me know if it works for you!

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  1. Ronen, as an aside, how is your battery life on .450? And did you ever load .448?

    I found battery life to be much worse on 450.

  2. I have a stuck unread message.. 🙁

    My life on .450 seems the same..

  3. Never experienced it

  4. Hasn’t happened to me yet.

  5. was driving me nuts since the .450 upgrade.

    this helped fix the issue on my Torch..


  6. Its just not the Torch with this issue. But then again, I don’t get 70% of my notifications anyway. So I might take a stuck notification as then I’d feel special! Lol

  7. sure to help in the future…

  8. great fix!

  9. This is why i refuse to use the FaceBook app. I use Social Scope and never get this kind of issue.

  10. Thanks for the fix, it was bugging me

  11. I had a lot of these issues back when 1.9 came out…… had to delete every message… grrrrrr

  12. When this happens to me, I’ve found I have to let the “stuck” message load completely and then scroll up and down through the message several times. It then finally marks the message as read somehow and the notification goes away.

  13. Ok, I am not able to find the “Activity Feed” where is it? how can I fix this issue of stuck Unred message?


  14. I have the same phantom facebook notifications on my torch however, they do not even appear in the activity feed. They are also nowhere to be found on the facebook app nor the messages folder on my device. I have reinstalled the facebook app many times as well. Any ideas on how to get rid of the phantom notification? Thanks!

  15. Worked for me, but I first had to go into the FB ( app options and under “Connect your Facebook account with:” check off “Blackberry Message application”. Otherwise the messages don’t show up when viewing the activity feed. Thanks for the push in the right direction!

  16. Thanks, I have been looking for information about this topic for ages and yours is the best I have located so far.

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