Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms, and it allows you to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues. Facebook Messenger is a great feature that comes with Facebook, where you can send messages, photos, and videos. But sometimes, you may accidentally delete your important messages. This can happen for various reasons, such as a software glitch, a virus, or accidentally pressing the delete button. In this blog, we will discuss various methods to help you get back messages on Facebook that you accidentally deleted.
Before we dive into the different methods, there are some things you need to have to get back your messages on Facebook.
1. A computer or a mobile device
2. A Facebook account
3. Internet connectivity
What Should I Pay Attention to?
It is important to pay attention to a few things before you attempt to recover your deleted Facebook messages.
1. Time is crucial – The sooner you try to recover deleted messages, the higher the chances of success. Facebook stores all the deleted messages for a limited time only, so you need to act quickly.
2. Stop using Facebook Messenger – If you want to recover deleted messages, stop using Facebook Messenger immediately. Any new message or action you take can overwrite the deleted messages, making them unrecoverable.
3. Choose reliable methods – There are many methods available online claiming to help you recover deleted messages on Facebook. But not all of them are reliable, and some may cause harm to your device or result in data loss.
Method 1: Check Your Archived Messages
Facebook has an archive feature that allows you to hide your messages from your inbox without deleting them. It may be possible that your important messages are still available in your archived messages.
1. Open Facebook Messenger on your device
2. Tap on your profile picture in the top left corner
3. Tap on "Archived Messages"
4. Check if your deleted messages are there
1. Easy and free method
2. No risk of losing any data
1. Messages may not be in the archived folder
2. Messages in the archived folder may be difficult to find
Method 2: Recover Deleted Facebook Messages from a Downloaded Copy of Facebook Data
Facebook allows you to download a copy of your data, including your messages. This means that your deleted messages may still be available in your downloaded data.
1. Go to "Settings" on your Facebook account
2. Click on "Your Facebook Information"
3. Click on "Download Your Information"
4. Choose the data range, format, and media quality
5. Click on "Create File"
6. Wait for Facebook to create your file
7. Download your file and extract your messages
1. You can recover all of your Facebook data, not just your messages
2. No risk of losing data
1. The process can be time-consuming
2. Requires internet access
3. May not be able to recover all deleted messages
Method 3: Use Data Recovery Software
If the above methods fail, you can use data recovery software to recover deleted messages on Facebook.
1. Download and install data recovery software (such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, Disk Drill)
2. Connect your device to your computer
3. Launch the data recovery software
4. Select the device and scan for deleted messages
5. Preview and recover your deleted messages
1. Can recover permanently deleted messages
2. Easy to use
1. Can be expensive
2. Some methods may not work for retrieving Facebook messages
Why Can’t I Recover My Deleted Facebook Messages?
1. Time – If too much time has passed, your deleted messages may not be recoverable.
2. Overwritten – If you have used Facebook Messenger after deleting your messages, new messages or actions may have overwritten the deleted messages, making them unrecoverable.
3. Software – If your device has a software issue, it may cause problems with recovering deleted messages.
1. Backup your Facebook messages regularly to avoid data loss.
2. Be careful when deleting messages – make sure you do not delete any important messages by mistake.
Q: Can I recover deleted Facebook messages from someone else’s account?
A: No, you cannot recover deleted messages from someone else’s account.
Q: Can I recover deleted Facebook messages from a deactivated account?
A: No, you cannot recover deleted messages from a deactivated account.
Q: How can I prevent accidentally deleting my Facebook messages?
A: You can prevent accidentally deleting your Facebook messages by creating a backup of your messages regularly.
Q: Will using data recovery software harm my device?
A: No, using data recovery software does not harm your device.
Q: How can I download a copy of my Facebook data?
A: You can download a copy of your Facebook data by going to "Settings" on your account, clicking on "Your Facebook Information," and then selecting "Download Your Information."
Losing important Facebook messages can be frustrating, but there are ways to recover them. By following the methods mentioned in this blog, you may be able to recover your deleted Facebook messages. Remember to act quickly, choose reliable methods, and pay attention to the precautions mentioned in this blog.