How to Recover deleted messages on Facebook Messenger

Would you like to take a look at your old Facebook posts … but have you removed them? Know that your data is never lost on Facebook. And we provide you with the proof!

A moment of inattention, a false manipulation, and now some of your precious conversations on Facebook Messenger have disappeared. Before panicking, be aware that most of the time, it is possible to find them, Facebook retaining a copy of your data on its servers. It will be necessary to claim this copy in order to find the data we are interested in, here’s how.

Create your archive on Facebook

The first step is to create the archive of his data on Facebook, which will require you to log in to your account from a computer. Then go to “Settings” from the drop-down menu at the top right, and go to the “General” tab. On this page, you should see a message about your Facebook data followed by a link, click on it and then follow the “Download your information” link.

This option allows you to download all or part of your Facebook data, so you can take a minute to adjust the settings to your liking. In this case, just make sure to include the messages in the archive, as well as the possible period of the messages concerned, before clicking “Create a file”.

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It is then in your mailbox that you will have to go. Facebook will send you the first message to inform you that you have requested a copy of your data and that it is being processed. It will then be necessary to wait a few minutes (the duration varies according to the number of data to be treated) so that your archive is ready, a second mail will warn you when it will be the case.

Download your archive and find your messages

Back on Facebook, and more precisely on the page “Download your information”, which you can find by following the link in the second email. Click on “Download” (your password will be requested again for security reasons) and open the archive you just received. The different folders contain your raw data, but it’s the “Index.html” page that interests you, click it to open it in your browser and go to the “Message” section.

Here are all your conversations that Facebook has kept track of. There are two things to note: these conversations can not be restored completely in Messenger if they have been deleted, but this copy is saved on your hard disk, you have fewer chances to lose it again, especially as you can download it on multiple devices if needed. Finally, if a conversation you are looking for is missing from this archive, it is because it has been removed from the Facebook servers, and can not be retrieved.