Do you suspect someone may have deleted messages from your Messenger app? Maybe you accidentally deleted some important messages and need to retrieve them? Whatever the reason may be, you’ll be glad to know that recovering deleted messages on Messenger is actually pretty easy.
First, make sure you’re connected to the internet. Then, open your Facebook app. The process is the same for Android and iOS devices. Once you’re in the app, tap on the three lines in the bottom right corner (or top right corner for Android) and scroll down to “Settings and Privacy.” From there, select “Settings” and scroll down to “Your Facebook Information.”
Here, you’ll see an option to “Download Your Information.” Tap on this and deselect all options except for “Messages.” Then, choose your preferred date range and format (HTML is the easiest) before requesting to create the file. You’ll get a notification that your request is pending, which could take anywhere from 15 minutes to a few hours depending on the amount of data on your Messenger app.
Once the file is ready, tap on “Download” to get a ZIP file. Unzip this file and you’ll find an HTML file with all the messages from individual people. Simply click on the person’s name to view all the messages and media within.
That’s it! You’re all set to recover any deleted messages on Messenger. No need to worry about accidentally deleting messages or wondering if someone else deleted them. With this simple process, you can easily retrieve all your Messenger conversations.