The Other Inbox to Look Out For
Have you been checking your Other inbox?
Have you missed any important messages sent to you?
Well, its definitely possible due to the rules around Facebook’s “Social Inbox”.
Here’s the story, Coach: Over a year ago, Facebook made some changes to their messaging system that put rules into place for receiving messages from other people on Facebook. The logic was very simple: If a person is your friend, or friend of a friend, then messages that they send you on Facebook will show up in your messages section. If a person is not in the group above, then their message will go into your “Other” folder. The problem is that nobody seems to check their “Other” folder and you are not notified the same way as your primary inbox. So as a result, many messages sent to you go unread.
If you are a division that allows for messaging to and from recruits, then it is very possible that you have some pending messages from recruits that are weeks, or even months, old. If you are in Division III, where Facebook messaging is not currently permitted, its still worth checking out because their certainly could be some personal messages that you wish you would have seen.
The reverse is true as well. Again, NCAA permitting, messages that you send recruits (on Facebook) will go into their “Other” folder if you are not currently their friend or friend of a friend. Its kinda like the whole spam thing. So it is a good idea to ask recruits to check out that folder as well.
Here’s how to check out your “Other” folder:
1) Go to your messages section in Facebook by clicking the icon at the top of the page.
2) Then in the navigation on the left, there will be an option for “Other”.
3) Click on that, and see if you have messages that you’ve been missing!