How to Recover Deleted Messenger Messages

You need to recover an old message that was sent to you a while ago on Messenger but, once you open the Facebook screen, did you realize that there is no trace of it anymore? Maybe it's been a long time since you received it or, probably, deleted it from recent chats; however, having it available would be very convenient for you but, unfortunately, you don't know how to visualize it.

If this is the case, you will be happy to know that you have nothing to worry about; you are lucky, because you are in the right place, in a moment that could not have been better: in the following lines, in fact, I will show you in detail how to recover deleted Messenger messages from the list of recent chats, by accessing, for example, the “hidden” section which contains all the archived messages, but also through the use of alternative solutions. Don't worry, no special computer skills are required to carry out this operation: these are really very simple procedures and within everyone's reach; you will see that, by following the instructions that I will give you shortly, you will be able to do it, even if you are not very familiar with technology.

Having made these necessary premises, the time has come to start: just take a few minutes of free time, sit down comfortably and read the next lines of this tutorial carefully. I am sure that once you get to the end of this guide you will be perfectly able to get what you are looking for. Having said that, I just have to wish you a good reading and, above all, a good research!

Recover Deleted Messenger Messages from Android

One smartphone is possiedi Android and you wonder how to recover deleted facebook messenger messages, as, for example, you are looking for a conversation that has been deleted, archived or if it concerns old messages that you intend to find, you will be happy to know that you can easily succeed by following the instructions that I am about to give you in the lines that follow and also choosing from one of the methods that I am going to illustrate below.

App Messenger

The first solution I want to tell you about, as well as the simplest one, requires installing the app Messenger to Android, which you can download directly from the Play Store.

Having said that, to proceed, press ongoogle virtual store icon, located on the main screen of your device (the symbol  colored). Now type the word Messenger in the search bar located at the top, tap on the icon in the shape of magnifying glass and then on the app icon Messenger (blue speech bubble with lightning). Finally, press on the green button Install.

Alternatively, if you are reading this guide from your Android device, you can press this link, to quickly start the installation of Messenger from Play Storeby pressing directly on the button Install in the screen that will be shown to you.

At this point, that's it: start the app and follow the on-screen instructions to configure it. Once the settings are complete, tap on search bar at the top, type the name of the contact whose deleted messages you want to recover and select the chat you are interested in from the list. Then scroll back conversation, until you find the oldest messages. Easier than that ?!

Google Chrome

Alternatively, if you want to recover an erroneously archived message, you can access the message archive of Messenger da Android using the browser Google Chrome: to do this, however, you need to access the desktop version of the Messenger web platform (it is not possible to access the chats using the mobile version of the portal) and, from there, call up the section archive.

Having said that, to proceed, start the browser by recalling it from the app list of your device, then type the address in the top bar and press the button Submit (you can also tap directly on the link I provided, if you are viewing this guide from your browser on Android). Now, press the button (⋮) located at the top right and tap on the box Desktop site to place the check mark.

Once the page has been reloaded, enter the username and password to access Facebook e fai tap sul pulsating Log in. Press the button (I.e. located in the upper left corner and select the item Archived chats in the new menu proposed, in order to identify the conversation of your interest.

Search the Cache

If you are unable to retrieve messages from Messenger with any of the procedures suggested above, you can try recover deleted messages on Messenger in your phone, Searching in Messenger cache for Android: if you have installed the app and subsequently deleted the messages, a copy of them may still be present in the folder dedicated to the app itself. Unfortunately, however, I cannot guarantee you 100% success, as Messenger does not always create a copy of its messages on the device's memory: trying, however, does not hurt.

For starters, get yourself a file manager to use for the purpose: I personally recommend File Manager +, which can be downloaded for free from Play Store, through which you can easily access the internal memory of your device. Alternatively, you can still use any file manager app.

Once the file manager has been downloaded and installed, start it from the list of apps, then press the icon relating to Main memory (o Internal Memory) of your device and access the folders Android> data> com.facebook.orca> cache> fb_temp: if you are lucky, inside it you can find files containing Messenger messages that have been deleted.

Recover Deleted Messenger Messages on IPhone

It was arranged di iPhone o iPad and you need to recover deleted messages from Messenger, you can access the section relating to archived messages of the chat and obtain the desired result: below I will show you how to proceed using both the app Messenger for iOS is the browser Safari. You will see, you will succeed in your intent in no time at all.

App Messenger

To begin with, launch the Messenger recalling it from the home screen of your iPhone or iPad: if you have not yet installed it, start theApp Store (the icon with an "A" on it on a blue background) and presses the icon in the shape of magnifying glass located at the bottom right.

Now, type the word Messenger in the search field at the top, tap the button Search, presses the icon related to Messenger Facebook (the blue speech bubble with the lightning bolt in the center), then on the button Get and, if necessary, authenticate via Face IDtouch ID o password dell'ID Apple, To proceed with the installation. If you are reading this guide from your iPhone or iPad, you can quickly open the App Store by clicking on this link.

Once the app is launched, if necessary, carry out the initial configuration, following the instructions on the screen. Once you reach the main screen, tap on the icon Home located at the bottom, select the chat you are interested in retrieving the messages (you can help with the bar di ricerca in alto to speed up the operation) and, simply, scroll back in the conversation, to access archived messages.


If you don't want or can't install the app Messenger on your device or are looking for an alternative method to access archived messages, you can use the browser Safari, already installed on your device, and use the web version of the Messenger platform.

For the first thing, avvia Safari from the app list of your iPhone or iPad, type the address in the top bar (or touch the link directly, if you are reading the guide to your device), press the button Aa located at the top and then on the button Request desktop site that is shown to you in the new proposed panel, to access the destkop version of

At this point, to access the archived messages, you just have to follow the same instructions that I gave you in the section relating to the Google Chrome browser for Android (then press the sul button in the upper left corner and select the item Archived conversations from the new menu proposed).

Recover Deleted Messenger Messages from PC

Also from PC you can recover messages deleted by Messenger, in case they have been archived. Succeeding in this is child's play: you just need to know where to look! Find more information in the next lines of this tutorial.

Retrieve an Archived Chat

To start, connected to the main Facebook page, log in (if necessary), then click on the icon chat on Messenger placed at the top right (the one marked by a cartoon with a "lightning bolt" in the center) and, subsequently, on the item See all on Messenger present at the bottom of the new box that is shown to you.

Once you have accessed the "enlarged" Messenger window, click on the button (I.e. placed in the upper left, then on the item Archived chats present in the proposed new menu: after this operation, all archived messages are shown in the left panel and "cataloged" by chat. You can go back to the main message list by clicking on button < located at the top left.

If you do not intend to go to the main Facebook page but want to directly access the Messenger archived messages interface, you can directly visit the dedicated section of by connecting to this website and logging in if required.

Download the Chat Archive

Alternatively, if you need to download Messenger messages on your PC, you can use the automatic procedure made available by Facebook: in this way, in fact, you have the possibility to obtain a copy not only of your messages, but of all data (photos, videos, links, etc.) that you have shared on Facebook, starting from the creation of your account.

To proceed, connected to the main page of the social network, click on arrow pointing down collocata in alto a destra e seleciona la voce Settings from the menu that opens. Next, tap on the item Your information on Facebook and click on your voice View in correspondence with the wording Download your information.

Then select the data you want to export (for example Messages, to export all Facebook Messenger conversations, including archived ones) and then click the button Create the file.

Within a few minutes (but the time may vary depending on the amount of information stored on Facebook) a link will be sent to the email address with which you signed up to the social network containing the complete copy of the data you selected. In this regard, if you are unable to open the archive, I suggest you refer to my tutorial on how to open ZIP files.

Recover Permanently Deleted Messenger Messages

How do you say? You have not been able to solve your problem with any of the procedures outlined so far, as you need to recover permanently deleted Messenger messages, therefore no longer even present in the archive of past conversations?

Well then I have bad news and good news to give you: the bad news is that, unfortunately, there is currently no quick, do-it-yourself method to recover permanently deleted chats and messages. The only small hope of getting something like this at the moment is to use programs o deleted data recovery app, like the ones I reported to you in my tutorial on how to recover deleted files from Android.

The good news, however, is that in some cases it is possible to retrieve such messages by contacting theFacebook assistance: if you don't know how to do it, I suggest you read my tutorial on how to contact Facebook carefully, to choose the procedure that best suits your case. In this regard, should you opt for direct contact via email, I suggest you expose your problem using the English language.