How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages

Learn how to recover deleted Facebook messages.

As a Facebook user, there are Facebook messages you might hold dear for one reason or the other.

Sometimes, you need the message as proof of your agreement or conversation with someone.

Other times, you might need it to remind you of something or someone.

However, as you may have already known, Facebook can easily be lost, especially when you did not make any extra effort to secure them.

For instance, there are times when I wanted to delete a conversation with someone, and I mistakenly deleted another one.

Sometimes, the message I mistakenly delete might be a message I treasure so much.

I don’t know if you have experienced any of these. Well, if you have, then I am glad to inform you that there is a way out of it.

I mean, you can now easily recover your deleted Facebook messages, despite the fact that Facebook said that once a message is deleted, it cannot be retrieved.

In this article, I will show you how to recover your deleted Facebook messages.

There are 2 methods with which you can recover deleted Facebook messages, and we will explore both methods shortly.

Method 1: How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on Android Device with File Explorer

This method I am going to show you requires you to have a file explore on your Android or iOS device.

Follow the steps below to get started.

1. First, download and install a file explorer on your Android or iOS. Since you will need to access the folders on your SD Card, I recommend your download the  ES explorer. 

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2. After you have downloaded and Installed the ES File Explorer App from your App store, locate it on your device and open it.

3. On the ES File Explorer, go to storage/SD card and locate the

Open the ES File Explorer App. First, go to the storage/SD card. There you will find the Android folder, which holds all the data related applications.

Open the ES file explorer app.

Enter the folder and select the “Data folder.”

Find the folders that are related to your applications.

Select the “cache” folder and locate the fb_temp folder.

Look for the files that you want to keep and extract them from the folder.

Once you extract the files, you may want to create a backup folder on an external drive so that you can have an archive of your messages, photos, and other digital content if you ever lose your content again in the near future.

Method 2: How to Recover Deleted Messages By Archiving it.

Aside from recovering your deleted messages on Android via the method above, one other best way to go about is by archiving your messages.

When you archive your message, you secure it from any future mishaps. Archiving Facebook messages is very easy.

How to Archive Facebook Messages

To archive, your Facebook messages, simply follow the steps below.

1. Open your Facebook messenger messenger

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2. Next, open your latest conversation list, and scroll down to the contact which you wish to archive.

3. Follow the windows pop up

You can also archive your messages from your Android and iOS devices. To do this, follow the steps below.

On Android Phones

  • Tap the Messenger icon to view your conversation.
  • On the conversation you wish to archive, swipe left.
  • Next, Tap Archive.

On iPhone or iPad Devices

  • Tap the Messenger icon Chats to view your conversations.
  • On the conversation you wish to archive, swipe left.
  • Tap the Menu icon.
  • Next, tap Hide.

To wish to delete the conversation, you can do so by going to the to Recent tab and select the delete option after long press.

Once your Facebook messages are archived, you can rest assured that they are intact for as long as you want.

You can also view your archived messages.

If for any reason you lost your Facebook messages or mistakenly deleted them, you can easily restore your archive version.

Hence, you can see archiving as a form of backing up your messages so you can restore them if anything were to happen.

How to Recover Deleted Facebook Facebook Messages form Archive

You can also recover your deleted Facebook messages from your archived messages.

If you wish to do so, simply follow the steps below.

1. First, go to and log into your Facebook account.

2. On the left menu bar, you will see the Facebook messenger icon, click on it. This will take you to the chat page.

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3. In the chat page or screen, click the settings icon at the top left, to show a drop-down menu.

4. Click Archived Threads from the drop-down menu. Doing this will take you to all your conversations that you have an archive.

How to View Archived Messages on Mobile Devices

You can also view the archived messages on a mobile device as well.

To do so,

1. Open your Android or iOS device messenger.

2. Search for the name of the person you wish to archive his or her messenger with the search bar on the top screen.

3. Finally, tap the name of the contact you wish to wish to view, and it will bring all your messages with the person, including the archived ones.

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Okay guys, that’s all on how to recover deleted Facebook Messages. If you followed this guide carefully, you would have learned how to recover deleted Facebook messages.

I hope this article on how to recover deleted Facebook Messages helps?

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