What is the difference between sent and sent

Facebook Messenger Sent and Delivered: Difference and Meaning

January 2nd, 2016 - 10:53 am

What is the meaning of “sent” and “delivered” when sending a message in Facebook Messenger? Anyone who uses the app or has just started using it will most likely have asked themselves a similar question before. Even if Facebook Messenger is very easy and intuitive to use, as with many other apps, there are ever smaller features that you cannot immediately see what significance they have. This is also the case with the difference when sending messages. Sometimes it says Sent and sometimes Delivered. But what is the difference and has the message really been read by the recipient?

Facebook Messenger: what does sent and delivered mean?

Not only in WhatsApp there is a function with the hook with which you can check the sending of messages. Different information is also displayed in Facebook Messenger when you send a message.

  • If in Facebook Messenger "Posted“Next to the message, it means that the message was sent to the Facebook server. However, it does not mean that the message has already reached the recipient.
  • If, on the other hand, in Facebook Messenger "Delivered“Stands, it means that the message has been sent to the recipient. The message has left the Facebook server and has arrived on the recipient's smartphone.

Sometimes a message is not sent in Facebook Messenger and hangs on "Sent". This is usually the case when the person has switched off the cell phone or has no reception, for example when driving a car or on the train.

Read Facebook Messenger

While the Sent and Delivered status does not give you a read receipt when a message is sent, "Read" indicates that the message was actually seen by the recipient.

Now you know the difference between sent and delivered in Facebook Messenger. If you have any questions or additions, please feel free to use the comment function in this post.