How To Permanently Delete Facebook Messages From Archive?



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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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Anonymous
August 24, 2011 at 8:51 PM delete

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..

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August 24, 2011 at 9:14 PM delete

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

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Anonymous
August 24, 2011 at 9:33 PM delete

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.

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August 24, 2011 at 9:52 PM delete

no show deleted messages will appear!!

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Anonymous
August 24, 2011 at 10:08 PM delete

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

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OS
August 30, 2011 at 5:18 AM delete

https://www.facebook.com/?sk=sent

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

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August 30, 2011 at 5:34 PM delete

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

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Anonymous
October 14, 2011 at 2:31 AM delete

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

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October 14, 2011 at 10:27 AM delete

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

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Anonymous
November 15, 2011 at 9:58 AM delete

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?

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Anonymous
November 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM delete

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

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December 19, 2011 at 3:42 PM delete

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

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December 19, 2011 at 11:50 PM delete

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

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Anonymous
January 3, 2012 at 11:33 PM delete

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

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January 3, 2012 at 11:41 PM delete

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

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January 19, 2012 at 2:37 AM delete

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

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Anonymous
January 21, 2012 at 4:50 AM delete

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.

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Anonymous
January 27, 2012 at 11:04 AM delete

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

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January 27, 2012 at 11:05 AM delete

@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.

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Anonymous
February 3, 2012 at 1:40 PM delete

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

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February 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM delete

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

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Anonymous
February 18, 2012 at 5:20 PM delete

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Anonymous
March 6, 2012 at 4:07 AM delete

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

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March 6, 2012 at 9:37 AM delete

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

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MsMidd
March 16, 2012 at 1:28 AM delete

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?

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March 16, 2012 at 1:35 AM delete

@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!!

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Anonymous
April 6, 2012 at 10:42 AM delete

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

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April 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM delete

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

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April 10, 2012 at 11:38 AM delete

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

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April 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM delete

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

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Anonymous
April 15, 2012 at 9:25 PM delete

IS THERE ANY WAY TO MASS DELETE ARCHIVED MESSAGES?

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Anonymous
May 14, 2012 at 11:43 PM delete

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

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Anonymous
May 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM delete

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?

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May 20, 2012 at 12:47 PM delete

@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.!!

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Anonymous
May 20, 2012 at 1:58 PM delete

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.

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Anonymous
May 30, 2012 at 3:30 AM delete

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!

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May 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM delete

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

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Anonymous
June 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM delete

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 .

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Anonymous
June 8, 2012 at 3:18 AM delete

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

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June 8, 2012 at 10:29 PM delete

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

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Anonymous
June 29, 2012 at 8:22 PM delete

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

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June 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM delete

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

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Anonymous
July 12, 2012 at 9:02 PM delete

How do i delete multiple conversations at once? help?

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July 12, 2012 at 10:04 PM delete

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

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Anonymous
July 26, 2012 at 2:37 AM delete

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".

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Anonymous
July 30, 2012 at 3:58 AM delete

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

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Anonymous
August 7, 2012 at 12:01 AM delete

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

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August 7, 2012 at 12:38 AM delete

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

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Anonymous
September 6, 2012 at 9:57 AM delete

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

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September 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM delete

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

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Anonymous
September 19, 2012 at 6:06 AM delete

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??

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Anonymous
November 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM delete

Can u do it from your phone

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Anonymous
December 10, 2012 at 2:42 AM delete

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!!!

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Anonymous
December 10, 2012 at 3:09 AM delete

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

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Anonymous
December 15, 2012 at 1:43 AM delete

Just google FACESOFTWARE

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Anonymous
March 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM delete

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

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March 15, 2013 at 11:39 AM delete

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

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Anonymous
May 4, 2013 at 9:43 AM delete

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

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Anonymous
June 1, 2014 at 12:09 AM delete

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

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June 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM delete

@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

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Anonymous
August 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM delete

Dear,
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

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August 14, 2014 at 11:03 AM delete

@Anonymous: Hi,

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

Thanks

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Anonymous
October 25, 2014 at 12:32 PM delete

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

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October 25, 2014 at 1:39 PM delete

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

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November 18, 2016 at 1:54 PM delete

Please,HELP...
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?

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November 18, 2016 at 8:21 PM delete

Hi, You may try deleting whole conversation.

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