Facebook Messages
1.1 Recover Deleted Facebook Messages
1.2 Recover Facebook Messages on Android
1.3 Recover Facebook Messages on iPhone
1.4 Delete Facebook Messages
1.5 Block Facebook Messages
1.6 Send Facebook Messages
1.7 Check Facebook Other Messages

How to Recover Deleted or Archived Facebook Messenger Messages on iPhone iPad

Facebook Messenger, also named as FB messenger, has acquired a lot of loves since it was released in 2011. As an flexible and instant messaging application, Facebook messenger enables you to access Facebook on iOS and Android device. Facebook messenger messages make it easy to contact with friends and followers. However, you may encounter the situation when the Facebook messages disappear. Three possibilities can be explained to that, the messages have been deleted, archived or hidden. In this article, we will show you how to recover deleted or archived and see the hidden Facebook Messenger messages on iPhone/iPad/iPod.

Recover Facebook Messenger Messages on iOS

Part 1. How to recover deleted Facebook Messenger messages (not archived)

Sometimes, you might mistakenly or accidently remove the facebook messages. The deletion means you have removed the messages forever.

Have no idea when you delete Facebook message by accident? Don't worry. In this part, we would like to introduce the reputable third-party software - Facebook Messages Recovery. It is the professional software to not only retrieve Facebook Messenger messages, but also recover iPhone data, such as contacts, note, video, audios, WhatsApp messages and so on. The software is highly compatible with iPhone X/8/7/SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS, iPad Pro/ Air/with Retina display/mini, iPad 2, and iPod touch 6/5. Let's see how it works to retrieve Facebook messages, taking iPhone as an example. First, download and install the software on PC or Mac.

Step 1 Connect iPhone

Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. The smart software will automatically detect your device. You'll enter the mode of Recover from iOS Device. Click Start Scan.

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Step 2 Select iPhone messages

Seconds later, the scanning process will be completed and all files will be listed into categories on the left column. Choose Messages. All messages can be found in the main interface, including Facebook Messenger messages. Tick what you want to recover, and then click Recover.

Recover Deleted Facebook Messages

Part 2. How to retrieve archived Facebook Messenger messages on an iOS device

What's the meaning of "Archive "? The "Archive" option is provided by Facebook when you don't want the message to show in the list but it can still be retrieved to be managed later.

This part can be divided into two sections. On the one hand, we'd like to simply show you how to archive messages on Facebook Messenger, setting iPhone as an example. On another, we will in detail introduce you the way to recover achieved Facebook Messenger messages.

Steps to archive Facebook Messenger messages

Archive Facebook Messages

Step 1 Select target messages you want to archivee

Launch Facebook Messenger application on iPhone, and choose the tab of Messages. Highlight the target Facebook message by pressing and holding it until you see option shows for you to archive message.

Step 2 Archive the message

Tap Archive to let the message disappear from the list. Do the same if you want to archive other messages. Take it easy. These messages will not be erased permanently.

Guides to recover archived messages

You can recover archived messages from Facebook webpage or Facebook Messenger on iPhone/iPad/iPod.

Unarchive Facebook Messages

Step 1 Check your archive

The missing archived messages are hidden in your archives. Two ways offered for you: One is that you can easily use the searching feature and enter the name of your friends. The other is to view all archived messages. Click Messages > More > Archived.

Step 2 Unarchive Facebook messages

Select the target archived message, click Actions and choose Unarchive from the drop-down list.

Part 3. How to find hidden messages on FB messenger

If you get a message from someone on Facebook who isn't your friend, Facebook reminds you to let you know. But it doesn't do this for every message you receive from a non-Facebook friend. And once Facebook thinks the message is spam, it will tuck it away into a hidden vault. Then the messages will be hidden on your FB. If you want to see the hidden messages, then you should follow the steps as below:

Step 1 On your iPhone or iPad, go to "Messenger" app > "Settings" on the bottom right corner.

Step 2 Tap "People" > "Message Requests" > Hit "See filtered requests" >to see more hidden messages on Facebook from others.

See Hidden Facebook Messages

Easy, right? You could find the disappeared Facebook messages which are hidden by FB.

The above methods show you how to recover deleted Facebook messages from iPhone iPad. Also you could see the hidden messages on Facebook to gain the disappeared messages. If you have more suggestions on this topic, just feel free to give your comments below.

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May 31, 2018 07:54 / Updated by to iOS Recovery, Facebook