70How To Permanently Delete Facebook Messages From Archive?

Posted by Harwinder Kumar at 8/22/2011 Posted in:

Facebook Messages
Hello friends! Some among you don't wanna to keep their facebook messages history saved. Mostly users put their chat history to archived, but it would not delete your entire conversation. Archiving a conversation will hide it from your messages view, while deleting a conversation from messages permanently removes the entire conversation and its history. Follow these steps for permanently deleting your facebook messages:

If you have not yet archived your message:
  • Login to facebook.
  • Go to Messages tab.
  • Open any message.
  • It will show you entire conversation.
  • You will see Actions drop down menu on right side of conversation.
  • Select Delete Messages... from menu.
  • Here you can delete selected messages or all messages.
If you have archived your message:
  • Go to Messages tab.
  • Scroll down, click on Archived under View.
  • All other steps are same with above procedure.
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70 comments so far:

Anonymous said on 8/24/2011 8:51 PM:

Ok. I have deleted all messages between me, and someone I want to be dissasociated from, but still..if this person sends me a message, or if I sent this person a message...this action will result in opening all the deleted messages. Right?...please correct if me I´m wrong. I am wishing I am wrong..

Harwinder said on 8/24/2011 9:14 PM:

When ur frnd will msg u again, then it will not show deleted messages, n if u have deleted conversation with any one, then messages wud be delete from ur messages history, not from ur frnd's messages history

Anonymous said on 8/24/2011 9:33 PM:

Thks for reply. So, you´re telling me there is no way, no option to open a deleted thread again? No "show deleted messages" will appear?

thks for the help. I need it.

Harwinder said on 8/24/2011 9:52 PM:

no show deleted messages will appear!!

Anonymous said on 8/24/2011 10:08 PM:

You're a life saver buddy. Husbands worlwide appreciate this!

OS said on 8/30/2011 5:18 AM:


Follow this link. You'll find it's not deleted at all. We are still not safe.

Harwinder said on 8/30/2011 5:34 PM:

@OS,, you are wrong, after deleting, u will see that conversion has been deleted from sent messages too!!

Anonymous said on 10/14/2011 2:31 AM:

Is there a way to permanently mass delete all threads instead of doing then individually?

Harwinder said on 10/14/2011 10:27 AM:

hmm i think no way!! or dere might be, but i dnt know..

Anonymous said on 11/15/2011 9:58 AM:

if i delet all messages from my messages and i already go to archived messages and delete all...theres a way to recover or not?

Anonymous said on 11/15/2011 10:01 AM:

no one can find on the web..any expert can find a deleted message from facebook (messages and archived messages)

Facebook chat spy said on 12/19/2011 3:42 PM:

Pretty good, Is there any way to read friend’s facebook chat and messages?

Harwinder said on 12/19/2011 11:50 PM:

@Facebook chat spy!! u wanna to read ur frnd's conversation with u or with others??

Anonymous said on 1/03/2012 11:33 PM:

how do i delete face book from my computer and lap top,they are pissing me off big time with passwords

Harwinder said on 1/03/2012 11:41 PM:

@anonymous 14.. what do u wanna to say exactly??

Arie Vandenberg said on 1/19/2012 2:37 AM:

There's a way to delete all messages at once, or messages 30 days old for example, by using a service called fbsweeper. I used it and it saved me a lot of hassle going through each one to delete them. Have a look, http://fbsweeper.com

Anonymous said on 1/21/2012 4:50 AM:

I tried deleting messages through archive, and you have to do it one message at a time, and that is very time consuming. I found a website called fbsweeper.com that will do it for you. It worked really well for me.

Anonymous said on 1/27/2012 11:04 AM:

please tell me how to delete my archived messages of facebook..

Harwinder said on 1/27/2012 11:05 AM:

@Anonymous: check the second way!! If you have archived your message:

Go to Messages tab.
Scroll down, click on Archived under View.
All other steps are same with above procedure.

Anonymous said on 2/03/2012 1:40 PM:

sory...if we already delete messages from my facebook....does it still wil apear in thier messages???

Harwinder said on 2/03/2012 6:10 PM:

@Anonymous: yup! it will appear in your frnds messages!!

Anonymous said on 2/18/2012 5:20 PM:

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Anonymous said on 3/06/2012 4:07 AM:

How can you delete the messages do that the other person can't see them either

Harwinder said on 3/06/2012 9:37 AM:

@Anonymous: nice ques! but its for deleting msgs in ur profile conversation,, not in others!!

MsMidd said on 3/16/2012 1:28 AM:

I see someone has posted information from fbsweeper.com to assist with deleting all archived messages at once. Is this a safe site or is this a virus?

Harwinder said on 3/16/2012 1:35 AM:

@MsMidd: even i heard from a lot of users!! well i recommend not to use third party apps for it!! n as concern with its security, it seems to secure!! but still i believe in manual way!!

Anonymous said on 4/06/2012 10:42 AM:

I want to delete an archived conversation but I don't see the actIon drop down menu, why? How can I find it?

Harwinder said on 4/06/2012 11:37 AM:

@Anonymous: it should be dere! reload the page again!

manbir kaur said on 4/10/2012 11:38 AM:

I'm not able to delete the conversations with d unfriend /or those who have deactivated the account....after clicking on delete messages in action drop menu , nothing happens as the option for delete all/selected msg doesn't pop up

Harwinder said on 4/12/2012 10:50 PM:

@manbir kaur: same procedure is for all accounts whether deactivated or activated! try again!!

Anonymous said on 4/15/2012 9:25 PM:


Anonymous said on 5/14/2012 11:43 PM:

Is there a mass delete option or off- the record conversation in FB?

Anonymous said on 5/20/2012 11:33 AM:

Is there anyway to remove a message from the other parties side? I have deleted mine and defriended the other person. But I still wish they have no connection after to my account. If I deactivated my account or anything would that do it....even if it was for a short period?

Harwinder said on 5/20/2012 12:47 PM:

@Anonymous: if u hv deleted from us side, then y to worry about others side!! well i dnt think deactivating ur profile will resolve ur problem. better if you can try it urself.!!

Anonymous said on 5/20/2012 1:58 PM:

I am worried about the message still on the other persons side because they like to share it which is causing some out side of facebook harassment.I just don't want the conversation message to be out there at all.

Anonymous said on 5/30/2012 3:30 AM:

this facebook delete system sucks even if ur just trying to hide sumthing innocent to keep you real life stress free it dosent work no matter what u delete as soon as the other person sends u another message the whole conversation reappears!

Harwinder said on 5/30/2012 12:17 PM:

@Anonymous: once deleted, conversation wud not reappear back!! just try n see buddy!! or shud I post here some screenshots!!

Anonymous said on 6/04/2012 3:40 PM:

i need a damn way to find old messages in my mans shit !
Now all you other men can do whatever idc but i really need somones help .

Anonymous said on 6/08/2012 3:18 AM:

I wanna learn basic steps of hacking if you have any inf please help me i am waiting

Harwinder said on 6/08/2012 10:29 PM:

@Anonymous: start learning any programming n become expert of computer n internet activities..

Anonymous said on 6/29/2012 8:22 PM:

my actions button disappears when I click it ... it wont let me delete my messages .... can you help me ????

Harwinder said on 6/30/2012 1:05 PM:

@Anonymous: this is ur browser prblm, so try with another browser!!!

Anonymous said on 7/12/2012 9:02 PM:

How do i delete multiple conversations at once? help?

Harwinder said on 7/12/2012 10:04 PM:

@Anonymous: sorry but using this method, you can't delete multiple conversations at once.

Anonymous said on 7/26/2012 2:37 AM:

It works. If you delete the messages then go and send a message the conversation history is gone. Just tried it. It only saves the history if you hit "Archive" instead of "Delete".

Anonymous said on 7/30/2012 3:58 AM:

is there any way to delete an entire conversation so that the other person we chatted with cannot access the history as well???

Harwinder said on 7/30/2012 1:40 PM:

@Anonymous: sorry, but here's not any way!!

Anonymous said on 8/07/2012 12:01 AM:

I try to delete messages from archived msg box but no option show to delete the msg..

Harwinder said on 8/07/2012 12:38 AM:

@Anonymous: it should be there, so please check it again!!

Anonymous said on 9/06/2012 9:57 AM:

I deleted msgs from my side..can it be possible to delete it from other side also...

Harwinder said on 9/06/2012 11:38 AM:

@Anonymous: only if the other side person follow the same procedure as u did!!

Anonymous said on 9/19/2012 6:06 AM:

I am trying to delete old conversations but there is no actions symbol at the top of my page just three dots and the options it gives me are alert options??? Anyone know how I can delete old messages??

Anonymous said on 11/06/2012 8:41 PM:

Can u do it from your phone

Harwinder said on 11/06/2012 9:29 PM:

@Anonymous: no, this is for web!

Anonymous said on 12/10/2012 2:42 AM:

Please I really need ur help on how 2 delete messages using my computer...The only thing that appears on ma inbox is UNREAD,ARCHIVED & SPAM...There is no delete button right there...Please I need ur urgent reply!!!

Anonymous said on 12/10/2012 3:09 AM:

I've rectified it,the fault was from my Flock browser...My Moxilla opened the threads 4 the entire message deleting!!

Anonymous said on 12/15/2012 1:43 AM:


Anonymous said on 12/31/2012 1:56 AM:

yur right

Anonymous said on 2/23/2013 5:52 PM:

thanks buddy

Anonymous said on 3/15/2013 9:49 AM:

Plz help.I want to remove message option from my account.coz anonymous people are sending me private message.how to remove message option?

Harwinder said on 3/15/2013 11:39 AM:

@Anonymous: you can change settings for sending messages through privacy shortcuts!

Anonymous said on 5/04/2013 9:43 AM:

Of I delete messages from my phone will they still be deleted on my computer? Like of someone goes to the history in the computer and sees the tab will the messages be there or will they be deleted

Anonymous said on 6/01/2014 12:09 AM:

can you please tell me is there any procedure that we delet our sent messages from our friend folder like as spam msg?

Harwinder Kumar said on 6/02/2014 5:20 PM:

@Anonymous: Hi, Thanks for your query. I don't think there is anyway to remove it from friend account, only your friend can do it. Thanks

Anonymous said on 8/14/2014 10:00 AM:

I have deleted all the msgs but after downloading copy of Facebook data from setting it the deleted msgs will be also downloaded please help me to remove it forever

Harwinder Kumar said on 8/14/2014 11:03 AM:

@Anonymous: Hi,

Are you doing it with correct steps or just archiving them?


Anonymous said on 10/25/2014 12:32 PM:

If someone block me on facebook and I deleted the messages, can the messages still be retrieved?

Harwinder Kumar said on 10/25/2014 1:39 PM:

@Anonymous: Hi, I'm not sure whether they can be retrieved or not.

Unknown said on 11/18/2016 1:54 PM:

I send a message with some pictures to a friend,after a while i deleted them but I see that they still reappear in "view photos in thread" or "shared photos" inside the message.
I really need to delete them permanently.
How to do it?

Harwinder Kumar said on 11/18/2016 8:21 PM:

Hi, You may try deleting whole conversation.


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