Three Ways To Retrieve Deleted Facebook messages

Three Ways To Retrieve Deleted Facebook messages

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Retrieve deleted facebook messages may seem impossible! But still, there are three safe ways to do it without any third party programs.

Facebook’s messenger has gained importance in recent years as the social media giant has understood that its users would like to private time with their friends.

For example, Facebook Messenger is the leading social networking application in the United States, with over 2.3 million downloads in the Apple App Store. There are more than 100 million monthly active users in the United States as of February 2018.

As users are inclined to use the Messenger more and more, it has become important that we can retrieve messages that we accidentally deleted or we need these messages later on.

Is it possible to retrieve deleted messages from Facebook or not? Is something like this possible? Facebook has an answer for that;

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However, if there is a will, there is a way.

Retrieve Deleted Facebook Messages

Are you sure that you deleted the message you want to have back? It is important to make sure that you deleted these messages instead of archiving them.

Here are steps to follow:

  1. Log into
  2. Next, click on Messenger.
  3. Next, click on Settings on the top of your messages.
  4. Next, click on “Archived Threads”
  5. Next, look for messages you want to retrieve back.
  6. If you cannot find messages here, it means that you deleted them.

Download your archive

  1. Log into your Facebook Account.
  2. Click on “Settings.”
  3. Next, click on “Your Facebook Information.”
  4. Next, click on “Download Your Information.”
  5. Facebook will take you a page to select or deselect which information you want to download. You can choose only messages or your entire Facebook activity.
  6. The download will start that may take about 2-3 hours according to your selection

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Retrieving on Android phones

Here are steps to follow:

  1. Download and install a file explorer on the Google Play Store.
  2. Launch the application and go to your Device internal storage > Android > Data.
  3. Look for the folder that hosts the data for Facebook namely: “com.facebook.orca” and then, go to Cache > fb_temp.
  4. Here you can find your deleted messages and can recover them.

Overall, these are three steps that you can use to retrieve your deleted Facebook messages. It happens that you can make a mistake. You can delete important messages, emails, etc. However, nothing in the virtual world is ever truly lost. Keep that in mind!


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Social Media Specialist D. Batuhan Kurtçu

I, Doğukan Batuhan Kurtçu was born in 1997 at a metropolis of Turkey named Izmir. Computer literacy and social media networks were always attracting me. When I first got introduced to Facebook, I knew it was game-changing. Not just for me but it was game-changing for human communication and soci...

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