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A Quick And Easy Guide On How To See Old Messages On Facebook Messenger

By Xyla, Last updated: August 13, 2019

The application of Facebook Messenger is now known to be as the most popular messaging application there is. And since most people have the Facebook app on their Android or iOS devices, they automatically have Facebook Messenger as well to allow them to send and receive messages from their friends.

Facebook is now one of the biggest social media platforms there is nowadays. It lets us stay connected with the people even if they are far from us. It also helps us to communicate with other people as well using its messaging platform which is the Messenger.

Through the years, Facebook messaging is one of the best ways for users to reminisce their old memories. Through this, you will be able to read those old conversations that you have that had made you emotional. That is why some people would tend to go through their old messages.

But, as days go by, those old messages that you have on your Facebook Messenger gets piled up with the new messages that you have. That is why in this post, we are going to show you how to see old messages on Facebook Messenger and as well as how you can retrieve those that you might have lost.

Part 1: How to See Old Messages on Facebook Messenger Through Mobile App

Nowadays, many users have the Facebook Messenger app on their Android or with their iOS device. This goes once that you have the Facebook app installed on your mobile device. Through this app, you will be able to send, receive, and read your Facebook messages. So with that, here is a way for you on how to see old messages on Facebook Messenger using its application.

Step 1: On your mobile device, go ahead and launch the Facebook Messenger application. If you have not yet signed in your account, go ahead and do so. With that, you can use your mobile number or email that you use on your Facebook application.

Step 2: After signing in, go ahead and tap on the Continue button.

Step 3: Then on the main page of the Facebook Messenger app, go ahead and tap on the Home icon located at the bottom left corner of your screen.

Step 4: From there, simply go ahead and tap on a certain conversation that you want to see your old messages.

Step 5: Then from there, simply scroll upwards through your messages for you to see your old conversation. You can scroll up until the very start of the conversation if you wish to.Facebook Messenger

Part 2: How to See Old Messages on Facebook Messenger Using Its Website

Another way for you to see your old messages on your Facebook Messenger is by using your computer and accessing your Facebook account. And with that, we have here two easier ways on how to see old messages on Facebook Messenger without even trying to go through all of your conversations. This might be more convenient for you because it will save you more time on looking up through you old messages on Facebook Messenger.

Method #1: Making Use of Keywords

Step 1: First is that you have to do to the Facebook website at www.facebook.com and log in to your Facebook account.

Step 2: And once that you are logged in, go ahead and click on your Messages and click “See All in Messenger” option so that all of the conversations that you have will be shown on your screen.

Step 3: From there, go ahead and simply select on a certain conversation that you would like to view. Once you do, the most recent conversation will then show up on your screen.

Step 4: Also, you will be seeing a magnifying glass icon at the top of your screen, simply click on the magnifying glass icon and a search bar will show up on your screen.

Step 5: Then on the search bar, just go ahead and simply type in the keyword that you would like to use to find in a certain conversation. This will then skip through all of the new messages from that conversation and will lead you to where the keyword you typed in is used.Facebook Message

Method #2: Have the URL Adjusted

Step 1: Go ahead and open up the Facebook website and log in your Facebook account.

Step 2: After that, go ahead and adjust the URL of the website to www.facebook.com/messages/.

Step 3: Then on the next page, all you have to do is to choose on a certain conversation that you like.

Step 4: After choosing a conversation, simply right click on the option “See older messages” and then a pop-up menu will show up on your screen. From that pop-up menu, simply go ahead and choose “Open in New Tab” option. And this will open up a new tab on your web browser.

Step 5: If you are going to take a look at the URL on the new tab, it will look something like this: https://m.facebook.com/messages/read/?tid=id.???&start=10&pagination_direction=1&refid=12

Step 6: From there, you have to look for the part wherein it says “start=10”. This indicates the number of messages that are shown on your screen. You can have this changed to another number if you wish to. An example of which is by changing it to “start=875” if you think that you have over a thousand messages on that conversation.

Step 7: Then, the Facebook Messenger will then take you over to the history of your conversation. This will take you to the older messages that you have. And if you feel like you are beyond the old messages that you want to see, all you need to do is to scroll down.

So there you have it! From here, you will be able to know on how to see old messages on Facebook Messenger and that you will be able to see the conversation that you would like to reminisce or you think is important to you.

Though aside from seeing older messages on Facebook Messenger, there is also one more thing that every user is having trouble with. And that is when they accidentally lose those conversations that they have on their Facebook Messenger. Now this situation will freak you out if this happens to you.Facebook

Part 3: BONUS TIP – Recovering Lost or Deleted Facebook Messages on Facebook Messenger for iOS Device

As we have said earlier, one thing that we do not want to happen is losing our Facebook messages on our mobile device. Especially if they contain important information or something that had made us happy that we would like to cherish in the longest time.

And losing those messages from Facebook can do upset us and wonder if there could be a possible way that we can recover them. Well actually, there is!

So if you are currently using an iOS device and you lost or accidentally deleted your Facebook messages on your iOS device, we have the perfect solution for you – The FoneDog iOS Data Recovery.

The FoneDog iOS Data Recovery is known to be as the most effective way for you to recover any deleted data from your iPhone device, iPad, and as well as on your iPod. And the great news is that it does not only handle those old models of the iOS device, but as well as those new models like the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, and the latest version which is the iOS 12.

We have also updated our software and because of that, the FoneDog iOS Data Recovery has the power to recover any data from your WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Line, and QQ. And because of this, you will be able to recover any lost messages from your Facebook Messenger.

Here is what you need to do.

Step 1: Open Up the Program and Connect Your iOS Device to Computer

On your computer, simply download the FoneDog iOS Toolkit and install it. Then, start the program and have your iOS device connected to your PC.
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Step 2: Choose a Tool

Then on the main page, simply choose iOS Data Recovery.

Step 3: Select a Recovery Mode

Then on the next page of the program, you will be able to see three different ways on how you can recover your data from your iOS device. Those are “Recover from iOS Device”, “Recover from iTunes Backup File”, and “Recover from iCloud Backup File”.
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From those three, simply go ahead and select on Recover from iOS Device and the mode of recovery.

Step 4: Scan Your iOS Device

After choosing the mode of recover, simply go ahead and click on the Scan button. This will then start the process of scanning your iOS device so that the FoneDog iOS Data Recovery tool will be able to find all of the data that you have including those deleted data from your device.Ios Scanning Results

Step 5: Select Data to Recover

When the scanning process completes, all of the file types that the FoneDog iOS Data Recovery tool supports will then show up on your screen. From all of the file types that are on your screen, simply go ahead and choose on “Messenger” for you to recover your Facebook messages that were lost on your iOS device.

NOTE: You can also choose on Messenger Attachments if you want to recover any attachments that you lost from your conversations on your Messenger.
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Step 6: Select All Messages Deleted from Facebook Messenger

Then after that, all of the conversations that you have on your Facebook Messenger will be shown on your screen. This includes even those deleted Facebook messages from your iOS device.

Step 7: Select All Messages to Recover

Then on that page where you see all the conversations that you have on your Facebook Messenger, you can simply mark down all of the lost messages that you want to recover.

NOTE: You can also mark down your Messenger attachments if you wish to recover them as well.Recover Ios Photos To Pc

Step 8: Recover Chosen Messages from Facebook

After choosing all of the messages that you would like to recover from your Facebook and you are satisfied with it, you can now go ahead and get them back. All you have to do now is to click on the Recover button which is located at the bottom right corner of your window screen.

The FoneDog iOS Data Recovery will then start to restore your chosen data and save it on your computer is a safe and quick way. No worries because this process will not overwrite any data that you have on your iOS device.

And aside from the fact that you can recover any lost data from your social media platform that you use on your iOS device, you can also recover any lost data from your iOS device itself such as your SMS, contacts, call history, photos, videos, documents, and so much more.

And with that, you can also make use of your iTunes backup file and as well as your iCloud backup file via the FoneDog iOS Data Recovery.

Part 4: Conclusion

You see, it is really simple on how to see old messages on Facebook Messenger whether you are using an Android device, and iOS device, or even your computer and be on desktop mode. Just simply follow all of the steps provided above and we assure you that you will never go wrong.

Also, one bonus tip when in case that you have lost any messages on your Facebook Messenger, be sure that you use the FoneDog iOS Data Recovery tool. Through this tool, you will be able to recover any lost data that you have on your iOS device which includes your messages from your Facebook Messenger. With the use of the FoneDog iOS Data Recovery tool, you will be able to recover any data that is lost from your iOS device safely and in a quick way as well.

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