How to Find Deleted Messages on Facebook


Step # 1 – Accessing Facebook

Go to the Facebook account you want to recover messages from.

Accessing Facebook

Step # 2 – Accessing Facebook Account Settings

On the upper right corner of the page, click the Settings icon. It’s the one on the end that looks like a little cog. A drop-down menu will open. Click on “Account Settings.”

Facebook Account Settings

Step # 3 – Download a copy

Next, click on the link that says “Download a copy” of your Facebook data.

Download a copy

Step # 4 – Start My Archive

When the new page opens, click “Start My Archive.”

My Archive”

Step # 5 – Start My Archive

Click “Start My Archive” again. Click “Confirm.”

My Archive

Step # 6 – Download My Archive

The archive contains all your profile information, wall posts, events, pictures and messages. So it can take up to 3 hours for the archive to be generated. Once your archive is ready you can download it.

Download My Archive

Step # 7 – Open Downloaded Archive

When you’re ready to download your Facebook archive, repeat steps 1 through 3. But instead of clicking “Start My Archive,” enter the password and click “Download Archive.”
When the download is completed, extract it and open the file named “Index” (HTML Document)

Open Downloaded Archive

Step # 8 – Recover your deleted messages.

Then click on “Messages” and wait for the messages to load. If you want to search your messages by keyword, press Control F OR F3. And this is how you recover your deleted Facebook messages.

Recover your deleted messages