Step # 1 – Accessing Facebook
Go to the Facebook account you want to recover messages from.
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.”
Step # 3 – Download a copy
Next, click on the link that says “Download a copy” of your Facebook data.
Step # 4 – Start My Archive
When the new page opens, click “Start My Archive.”
Step # 5 – Start My Archive
Click “Start My Archive” again. Click “Confirm.”
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.
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)
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.