Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

This is so funny because I deleted it just last week over this very reason. I couldn't stand it. 25 people an hour saying 'hey' or whatever it's called. Good luck!

Mar 08, 2018 05:26 AM
Rainer
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

That is why I refused to install Messenger. I just use the website on my phone for anything Facebook related. 

Mar 08, 2018 04:48 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Can you block or mute that person?

Mar 08, 2018 04:36 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

I was going to say what Nina Hollander  said. Wish I could help as I only get direct messages and that's minimal.

Mar 08, 2018 08:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I hope you find a solution.  I do not have it on my phone.

Mar 08, 2018 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I turn mine off and only see it if i go to messenger. Also turn off notifications. 

Mar 08, 2018 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many answer here.

Mar 08, 2018 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

You could just turn off the messenger and you won't see anyone's day unless you go to messenger to see it.

Mar 08, 2018 05:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't receive those messages, I only receive messages addressed specifically to me. But couldn't tell you how I got there. Sorry, Praful.

Mar 08, 2018 04:06 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have messenger and I have never seen anyone's day.  It's only private messages I see there.

Mar 07, 2018 09:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That is why I don't install the Messenger, too distracting.

Mar 11, 2018 08:01 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Unfollow, opt out, mute a person for a day. I never participate in group texts. 

Mar 08, 2018 11:25 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Oh yes. Change your settings. You don't have to see posts or notifications from pests.

Mar 08, 2018 07:21 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have heard this from others

Mar 08, 2018 04:39 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I don't get a lot of messages.  Only once in a rare while from someone with something important to pass onto me.  I must have the settings set correctly - but I don't know how!

Mar 08, 2018 03:34 PM
Rainmaker
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David Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

I have resisted installing Messenger for a variety of reasons. As Ron and Alexandra Seigel pointed out we are being spied on by these Social Media octopi ;-) But then they do penalize you now as well.. our FB BP posts are specifically being blocked from hiting the feeds of even our Followers and Likes. THEY WANT TO GET PAID lol

Mar 08, 2018 12:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Just installed Messenger recently too. All those people "waving" at me...creepy! But if I don't have it installed, I can't see my son's messages to me, and that's the ONLY reason I installed it in the first place. 

Mar 08, 2018 12:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I think Beth has the right answer..... I don't see anyone's day unless I go to messenger.....

Mar 08, 2018 11:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I had it on for a week last September because I was hanging out with some people from Europe who didn't have phone service out here, just wifi at the hotel.  Deleted it shortly there after.  Sorry, can't help you there... I've also deleted all my social media apps from my phone.

Mar 08, 2018 09:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I would remove it.

Mar 08, 2018 08:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Praful,

This is exactly one of the many ways FB spies on you.  The Wall Street Journal and no doubt others just exposed how FB spies on you through this.  They push ads and hope you buy.  A

Mar 08, 2018 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Good luck with that - now FB will follow you forever LOL

Mar 08, 2018 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar Let me know when you find out how to stop it. I know how you feel.

Mar 08, 2018 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

J.R. Schloemer, CRS nailed this one!

Mar 08, 2018 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I do not use Facebook messenger for this very reason.

Mar 08, 2018 06:28 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I detest this app, yet when I refused to get it on my phone it bugged me a thousand times a day to install it.

You can set it so that messages do not show up, but this setting seems to be only temporary.

Mar 08, 2018 06:04 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I like messenger because you can communicate without carrier charges (e.g. texts) and with those overseas. You should be able to block those messages, I do not see them; sorry do not know how.

Mar 08, 2018 05:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Praful, I am clueless and use social media sparingly.

Mar 08, 2018 04:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have no idea.

Mar 08, 2018 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I only get messages from someone trying to contact me.  Sorry, I don't know the answer.

Mar 08, 2018 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Mar 08, 2018 03:42 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I don't have it on my phone

Mar 08, 2018 03:35 AM