How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages and Chats

Nothing is more annoying than accidentally deleting important Facebook conversations. Today, more and more people use this platform to keep in touch with customers, colleagues, friends, and families. The problem may happen to everyone. The good news is that you can recover deleted Facebook messages with or without backup. This guide will show you the practical methods in detail. So that you won't lose your important conversations on Facebook.

Recover Deleted Facebook Messages

Part 1: How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on iPhone Without Backup

Can you recover deleted Facebook messages from an iPhone without backup? The answer is yes and all you need is Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery. It scans deeply inside your iPhone memory and gets back the deleted chats quickly. Due to the concise design, even beginners can complete the job easily.

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Here are the steps to retrieve deleted Facebook chats on your iPhone without backup:

Step 1Scan your iPhone

Launch the best message recovery tool once you install it on your PC. There is another version for Mac users. Choose the Recover from iOS Device mode, and connect your iPhone to your computer with a Lightning cable. After your device is detected, click the Start Scan button.

Tip: If you have an iTunes or iCloud backup, you can recover the deleted Facebook messages from iTunes backup or iCloud backup following onscreen instructions.

Start ScanStep 2Preview deleted messages

After scanning, choose Show Deleted Only from the top drop-down list. Then you can view deleted Facebook messages, SMS, WhatsApp messages, and more.

Preview Deleted Text MessageStep 3Retrieve deleted Facebook messages

Select all messages and conversations that you want to get back, and click the Recover button at the bottom right corner. Then set the output folder and hit Recover again.

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Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on Android

If you are using an Android phone and intend to recover deleted messages on Facebook Messenger, the app cache may be helpful. You can access it using the built-in Android File Manager.

Android Internal Storage

Step 1 Run the File Manager app on your Android app tray.

Step 2 Choose All Files, navigate to Internal storageAndroid, and then cache.

Step 3 Then go to datacom.facebook.orca, and then cache.

Step 4 Select fb-temp and you can access and retrieve deleted Facebook messages.

Note: This way is only available to the chats and messages that you just deleted. It cannot retrieve old messages.

Part 3: How to Retrieve Deleted Facebook Messages from Archive

When you delete a message or messages, Facebook will ask you whether to archive it or delete it. Chances are that you send the messages into the Archived chats folder but do not delete them. 

How to Retrieve Deleted Facebook Messages from Archive Online

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Step 1 Access the Facebook website in a web browser, and log in to your account.

Step 2 Click the Messenger button on the top right side, choose See all in Messenger, click the Options button next to Chats with a three-dot icon, and choose Archived chats.

Step 3 Scroll down and up to find the desired messages. Then click the Options button next to a desired message, and choose Unarchive.

How to Recover Deleted Facebook Chats from Archive on Mobile

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Step 1 Start your Facebook Messenger app, and sign in to your account.

Step 2 Tap on your profile, and go to the Archived chats folder.

Step 3 Long press the conversation that you hope to recover, and choose Unarchive. Now, the deleted Facebook messages are recovered successfully.

Part 4: How to Retrieve Deleted Facebook Chats from Backup

Facebook won't keep your deleted messages on their servers. However, if you make a backup before deleting them, you can recover deleted Facebook messages from the backup or by requesting a download.

How to Retrieve Deleted Facebook Messages from Backup Online

Step 1 Log in to your account on the Facebook website, click your profile picture, choose Settings & privacy, and pick Settings.

Step 2 Go to the Privacy tab from the left side, choose Your Facebook information, and click View next to Download Profile information.

Step 3 Select a proper date range under the Select file options section, and make sure to only select Messages under the Select information to download section.

select Message

Step 4 Depending on your situation, you can download a backup or request a download. Then the downloading file might be helpful to recover deleted Facebook chats.

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How to Retrieve Deleted Messages in the Facebook App

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Step 1 Open your Facebook app, tap the Menu button, choose Settings & Privacy, and select Settings.

Step 2 Tap Download Your Information under the Your Facebook Information section.

Step 3 Tap Deselect All, and only select Messages on the list. Customize the date range, and select an appropriate file format and media quality.

Step 4 At last, tap Create File. Then you can download the file from the Available copies tab.

People Also Ask:

Part 5: FAQs about Recovering Deleted Facebook Messages

Does Facebook save deleted messages for 90 days?

No. Facebook won't save any deleted messages on its servers. There is no recycle or similar folder.

What happens to Facebook chats when you delete them?

Once you delete a chat in Facebook Messenger without a backup, it will be gone permanently.

Can I tell if someone deleted my Facebook messages?

No. If the recipient deletes the conversation, it will still be visible on your end. Facebook won't notify you and you have no way to know that. You can only get a notification when a message is read.


This guide tells you how to recover deleted Facebook messages on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, or online. Once you delete an important message in Facebook Messenger, stop using your device, pick an appropriate method, and follow our steps to get it back. Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery is the easiest way to retrieve deleted messages from an iPhone without backup. More questions? Please write them down below.

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