Let's assume you mistakenly press the delete button on a Facebook message without wanting to get rid of it or change your mind immediately after doing that. This article is a brief but well-detailed guide on how you can restore deleted Facebook messages.

Recently, most computers and mobile devices come with trash folders in case you are not willing to go through with the decision of deleting your photos. Unfortunately, in some places, it is practically impossible to reverse such decisions. Facebook messenger is one of such places you don’t get an option to undo or recover deleted messages.

Not to be much worried, I have made a concise list of ways you can recover deleted messages on Facebook messenger.

How to Recover Deleted Messages on Facebook Messenger.

However, there are more than a couple of ways to recover deleted messages on Facebook messenger if you are fast and lucky enough.

1. Recover Deleted Facebook Messages via Archive.

This is a step by step tutorial on how you can recover deleted Facebook messages directly from your archive folder.

  • Open the Facebook messenger app on your device.
  • Click on your profile. That is the icon on the upper left corner of your screen.

  • Click on “archived chats” in the prompted menu.

  • Long press chat to restore till a unarchive option is displayed.
  • Click unarchive to restore your chats.

2. Recover Deleted  Messages Using File Explorer.

In this section is a step by step guide on how to restore deleted messages on Facebook messenger with the help of file explorer.

  • Open the file explorer app on your android device and go to the storage section on your SD card folder.
  • Open the android folder containing all android applications.
  • Go to the data folder and navigate to “Fb_temp” which could be found in the “cache” folder. Here you will find backup files for all your Facebook messages.

NB- This is only possible if your android device hasn’t been recently formatted.

3. Recover deleted Facebook messages via PC

In this part, I will give you a guide on how you can restore your Facebook messages using your personal computer.

  • Connect your android device to your PC using a USB cable.
  • Go to your android device storage by clicking “Internal storage” then go to “Android”.
  • Locate and click on “Data” then navigate to “com.Facebook.orca”.
  • Navigate to “Fb_temp” which could be found in the “Cache” folder. Here, you can recover all Facebook messages which you have deleted.

4. Using the “Download Your Information” Feature on  Facebook.

  • Open the Facebook app on your device and log into your account.
  • Click on the three horizontal lines at the upper right corner of your main page screen.

  • Navigate to “settings and privacy” and click on settings.

  • Click “Access your information”.
  • Click on “download your information”.

Select the information you wish to download putting the date range, media quality and HTML and click “ create file”. When the process is finished, A copy of the information would be created.


I hope this article will be helpful to you when trying to restore deleted messages on Facebook messenger. Drop your questions or suggestions in the comment section and do well to share.