How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on Phone

Facebook is the number one social media platform with over 2 Billion+ active users global. On average, the people in the US use Facebook for at least 30-40 mins per day, and the net worth of Facebook is about an 85Billion USD. If you’re a Facebook user and if you delete a Facebook message accidentally, then there is no front-end option to recover deleted Facebook message as it is a cloud-based messaging app.

No technical knowledge is required to recover your messages if you follow our detailed example. You cannot restore the messages like other messaging apps, but you can look at all the deleted messages. For example, you will get a list of messages categorized with the contact name and messages that appear like email export in WhatsApp.

Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on Phone

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Facebook Messages

You can recover deleted Facebook Messages in three steps. Follow any one of the methods to recover deleted Facebook messages per your wish.

  1. Using Android Smartphone
  2. Using Browser and PC
  3. Through Third-party apps

Recover Deleted Messages using Android smartphones

1. Create sure you have logged in to the respective Facebook account.

2. Start the File Explorer app on your Android smartphone.

3. Start your SD card storage where your apps are installed.


4. Navigate to the following folders Android-> com.facebook-> cache-> fb_temp.

5. Now, you find the FB Messenger folder where all your data were stores.

6. Start and choose the name of the chat. You will see all the messages, including the deleted one.

Recover Deleted Messages using Browser and PC

1. Go to Facebook website on any of your favorite browser.

2. log-in to the Facebook account you want to recover the messages.

3. Tap the dropdown arrow icon in the upper right corner and press Settings.

4. In the left panel, choose “Your Facebook Information. “

5. In the right pane, press “Download your information. “

How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages

6. In the next screen, deselect all option except the Messages.

7. Press Create File button and wait for few minutes.

8. You will get a notification and also an email with an attachment of your messages.

9. Download the Zip file directly from Facebook or your email.

How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages

10. Unzip the file and press index.php file in the extracted files.

11. There you can see all your active and deleted messages.

Through Third-party apps

This method requires third-party software to be installed on your Android smartphones. We do not recommend you to follow this method as we cannot guarantee that your data will be safe as the software has complete access to all your apps.

1. Install “UNDELETE – View Deleted FB & WhatsApp Messages” app from the play store.

2. Start the app and give all the permissions that pop up.

3. Choose the apps you want Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.

4. Thereafter, all your deleted messages will be stored inside this app.

Note: This app will store only the messages deleted after installing this app. To recover older messages, you need to use the above methods.

Can We Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on iPhones?

Due to security reasons, iOS devices do not give permissions to read any app’s internal data. To recover messages, you can log in to the same Facebook account on your PC browser and follow the second method in this tutorial.

Recover your deleted Facebook messages with the above methods. Unfortunately, you cannot restore them to the chats section by any means. Since Facebook also owns WhatsApp, they may introduce the recovery feature in the feature.

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