You must have mistakenly deleted an important message at least once. It becomes really annoying if that message contains some important details that you can’t bear to lose. But worry not, you are going to get back those messages, as in this post, we are going to talk about how to retrieve deleted messages on messenger.
How to Retrieve Deleted Messages on Messenger
Here are all the workarounds that will help you to recover deleted Facebook messages on messenger.
Check the Archived Messages
In case you are not able to find a particular chat, the first place you should go is the archived section. Chances are very high that instead of deleting the chat, you would have mistakenly moved it to the archived section since both the options are next to each other.
Follow these steps to find archived messages on Messenger.
Open the Messenger app on your device.
Go to profile, by clicking on your profile picture present at the top-left corner.
You will see the “Archived Chat” section. Click on it.
Here, you will see all the Archived chats. Just long-press on the chat that you want to unarchive, and then click on “Unarchive“.
In case you want to unarchive a chat through the browser, follow the below-mentioned steps.
Login to your Facebook account through the browser.
Click on the Messenger option present at the top-right corner.
In the Messenger section, click on “See all in Messenger“.
Now, click on the three horizontal dots present just next to the Chat section. And then select “Archived chats“.
Here, you will see all the Archived chats. Just click on the three horizontal dots present next to the chat you want to unarchive, and then click on “Unarchive chat“.
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Download Your Facebook Data
Facebook has a policy of keeping your deleted messages safe on its server for 90 days. Thus, you can easily recover deleted Facebook messages by downloading your data through the Facebook server.
Follow these steps to download Facebook data through a browser
Open your Facebook account in the browser.
Click on the dropdown arrow present at the top right corner, and then select Settings and Privacy.
Next, go to “Settings”, and then click on “Your Facebook information” present at the left panel of the screen.
Here, you will see all the information related to your Facebook account. Click on “View” present next to “Download your information“
On the next page, you will have all your activities done on Facebook. Enter the “Date range”, and check the “Messages” option. You can check all the other options if you want.
Lastly, click on “Create file”. The process may take some time, depending on the amount of data you have requested. Facebook will notify you once they are ready with your file so that you can download it on your device.
Follow these steps to download Facebook data in Android Messenger App
Open Messenger on your Android device, and go to profile by clicking your profile picture.
Under the Account section, click on “Account settings“.
Now, a new window will open. Scroll down, and click on “Download your information“.
Here, you will have all the information that you can download related to your Facebook account. Deselect all the options and just check the “Messages“.
Lastly, scroll down, and click on “Create File“.
That’s it. On the next page, you will have to enter your Facebook password to download the file. And as we have already mentioned, the process may take some time, depending on the amount of data you have requested.
The process of downloading Facebook data on iPhone is similar to that of Android messenger. So, just follow the above-mentioned steps to download Facebook data on your iPhone.
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Retrieve Deleted Facebook Messages from Your Friend
Whenever you delete a Facebook chat by mistake or on purpose, it only gets deleted on your end. It means the person to whom you have sent the message will still be having a copy of it.
You can ask the recipient to send you a screenshot of the messages you want. Or, you can ask him to send the downloaded copy of his Facebook data.
Recover Deleted Facebook Messages from Backup
If none of the above-mentioned methods worked, then the last option left with you is to recover messages through email inbox. However, this method will only be helpful to you if you have turned on the email notification on Facebook.
You can even recover the messages through the most recent Facebook backup file. But in case you don’t know how to create a backup on Facebook, we’re sorry, you have run out of all the options for message recovery.
How to Create Messages Backup on Facebook
To stop the occurrence of this situation further in your Facebook career, you must know how to create a backup of your messages. The first method to create a backup is by turning on your email notification. This is how it’s done.
Login to your Facebook account through the browser, and then click on the down arrow present and top right corner.
Go to “Settings and Privacy“, and then “Settings“.
In the left panel, click on notifications.
In the “Notification settings“, click on the “Email” option present under, ” How you receive notification?”
Under the “Email” section check the “All” option.
That’s it. Now you will receive notifications of every message that you will receive on Facebook.
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So, this was all about how to retrieve deleted messages on Messenger? We hope, by following the above-mentioned methods you will be able to recover deleted Facebook messages. We’ll be back with another social media guide, till then, sayonara.