Can I recover a deleted Facebook conversation?

Einar Ejdesgaard March 6, 2013
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I accidentally hit “delete conversation” when looking at my options. I was checking out the messages shared between my girlfriend and me. It was an impressive number, just over 60,000 messages. I fear that they have been deleted for good, if that is true then I will be devestated. I am not entirely sure how all these options work. Are my messages not stored on Facebook even if a conversation is deleted?

I am attempting to download my Facebook data under account settings. I can only hope by doing so I will get all the messages back. It is still pending and I need answers – help!

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  1. veeniti
    June 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    i just know we can recover deleted files

  2. rahel nigussie
    March 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    i want to recover my delete massages from facebook covnersation

  3. Francisco de Gusmao
    March 9, 2013 at 2:03 am

    If you really want the messages, ask your gf. You deleted them, but she didn't! she still have the record

  4. GreyMatatabi
    March 7, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    i believe you can't

  5. Gaurav Anwardekar
    March 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    no i dont think so

  6. justinpot
    March 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    It's kind of amazing to me that Facebook – which briefly pushed Messages as a sort of alternative to email – doesn't offer a trash bin. But at the very least your girlfriend should still have the messages. You could ask her to copy them to a text document, if you really want to keep the record.

  7. Alan Wade
    March 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    As reported by the others, it is a number of clicks to actually delete them, but that said maybe you can visit her more often then you wouldnt need 60,000 messages :)

  8. prashanth singh rathore
    March 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    no you can't

  9. yuitre
    March 7, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I don't think you can. There are just some things better left forgotten.

  10. Nitesh Badala
    March 7, 2013 at 5:48 am

    the conversation stored in the form of cookies. once you delete cookies not possible to recover it.

  11. maria cater
    March 7, 2013 at 3:00 am

    nope. i just know we can recover deleted files. pity~

  12. Micheal00988484
    March 7, 2013 at 2:52 am

    i don't think you can.

  13. Zamira
    March 7, 2013 at 2:49 am

    You may lose them. What a pity!

  14. SaikatBasu
    March 7, 2013 at 2:18 am

    It is surprising that it was accidental because you have to click twice before you actually get to the confirmation box asking if you are sure. But if you have done so, then I don't think there is a way because the delete confirmation box explicitly tells you that messages are gone for good.

    • yachts wench bartowssfs
      May 22, 2013 at 2:30 am

      i ACCIDENTALLY HIT the wrong button. instead of clicking on messages, i did conversation, thinking it was messages. i wasnt paying attention. and lo and behold, it is gone!! i would like to think somehow there is a way to retrieve ithe nfo. i thought and heard that on a computer, somewhere is the info. doesnt really get deleted. so if there is a new founding.. please emale me. thanks

    • andrew
      July 24, 2013 at 1:10 am

      you can everything goes threw your email fist everything you do is in your emal

  15. Hovsep Avedissian
    March 6, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Can I retrieve deleted messages? | Facebook Help Center
    http://www.facebook.com/help/120994304648896/

    there is similar question
    http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/recover-delete-message-history-facebook/
    scroll down see if the proposed method can work for you

    How to Recover Deleted Facebook Chat History
    http://www.ehow.com/how_8640630_recover-deleted-facebook-chat-history.html

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