I'm not sure what caused it, but notifications for Facebook Messenger on my iPhone 8 are no longer showing up anywhere (no badges, app icons, or notifications of any kind). However, when I open the Messenger app, I guess it triggers something as at that point it at least updates the badge icon:

I've enabled all notification settings I can think of, yet still no notifications.

In the Messenger app:

And under Settings > Notifications > Messenger:

I'm on the latest version of iOS (14.3) and my Messenger app is up to date (294.0). This seems to be specific to the Messenger app as I receive notifications from other apps (e.g. Messages, Slack) just fine.

  • Have you tried signing out of fb and then reinstalling the app?
    – JBallin
    Commented Dec 24, 2020 at 5:33
  • Re-installing the app made no difference. I can't sign out of the Messenger app. Are you suggesting I sign out of the Facebook app? Commented Dec 24, 2020 at 19:15
  • Yup I would try that.
    – JBallin
    Commented Dec 25, 2020 at 4:01
  • Same problem, did all upgrade, factory upgrade, etc... Still here!
    – lepix
    Commented Apr 27, 2021 at 17:57
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    For posterity: I have a new iPhone now and no longer have this issue. I never resolved my original problem on my previous phone. Commented Jan 13, 2022 at 2:44

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Delete the Messenger App then re-download the Messenger App. Open the Messenger App then look to the bottom left of the screen and a red circle in under Chat. Click on Chat for the unread message to appear. Open Facebook and the notification will be clear.

  • This doesn't answer the question. I have no problem seeing unread messages in the app, nor having the unread messages notification clear when I read any unread messages. I do not need to open Facebook to clear any notifications (I don't understand the point of that step). Re-installing Messenger also doesn't resolve my actual issue. Commented Jan 13, 2022 at 2:42

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