This step by step guide will show you the only way how to really retrieve
deleted Facebook Messages. If you follow those simple steps you will
always be in control of your profile and all your private information
including deleted Facebook messages.
The truth about deleted Facebook messages
Most of you know already that, if you don’t inherently delete a message on Facebook, it is most of the time still in your archived messages. This is also what other sites offer as a solution. We also have an article about how to retrieve deleted Facebook messages here.
If however you looking for a way to recover deleted messages and not just archived messages than you need to follow a simple procedure and from now on you will be able to retrieve any deleted information from you Facebook profile at any given time.
How to save your information and retrieve every deleted message you want
So in order to be able to recover deleted messages on Facebook you will have to do the following steps on a regular basis. Think of it like a backup you do on your computer. This is no different from that except you making a backup of your Facebook Profile including all your information like pictures, activities, posts and of course messages.
When downloading your information from Facebook, make sure to store it in a secure environment. You may want to put it in a zip folder and protect it with a password.
By doing this you ensure that you have all temporary data locally accessible. If you ever delete a Facebook message you can always find it in one of your backups
Step by Step: Recovering the deleted Facebook messages (not archived)
STEP 1: Log in
To get started with recovering your deleted messages, log in to your profile on Facebook.
STEP 2: Go to settings
Look for your settings in the upper right of the navigationbar.
STEP 3: Move on to account settings
In the Dropdown menu select the option “account settings”
STEP 4: Initiate building of your Archive
Just below your main account settings on the starting page of your account settings you will see the option “Download a copy of your Facebook data”. Click this option to go to the archive page.
STEP 5: Start your archive
On the next page you can start your account archive to prepare your download.
Click on “Start My Archive” to let facebook prepared your dowload.
STEP 6: Confirm
A confirmation window will open. Click “start my archive”.
Reconfirm by clicking “start my archive” again.
Now Facebook will create your archive. It will include all your information, your pictures, posts and most imprtant it will include all your messages. So once you downloaded your data, you could delete all messages and you could allways recover them on your harddrive.
Once it is ready, Facebook will notify you.
When you archive is ready, download it to your computer.
Extract the downloaded file and open the index html.
A local site in your browser will open.
Click on Messages.
Now you can look for deleted messages.
PRO TIP: Search for messages
If you have a lot of messages You can press F3 and search for a keyword in your messages.
Frequently asked questions about retrieving deleted facebook messages.
Question: Can I recover my Facebookmessages even if I don’t have a backup of my facebook data?
Answer: No, unfortunately there is no way to do that.
Question: Is there a software or a tool that can recover deleted messages?
Answer: No, not as far as we know. We would definitely NOT recommend to download any thirdparty software that claims to be able to recover your deleted messages.
Watch this video explaining the steps above to recover your deleted messages on Facebook.
CONCLUSION: You may now have understood that the only way to recover your delete messages on facebook is to keep a regular backup of your facebook data. I know people are lazy but this is a 5 minute task that you could do easily twice a month. If you get use to this method u will never have to worry about something like deleted facebook messages again.