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How To Recover an Archived Chat On Facebook Messenger

Accidentally or not, we all have regretted deleting chats on Facebook. Whether it was an important date in the chat you mentioned or just some other detail that you might need. We all have been there looking for our deleted chats.

Now, people delete chats for various reasons. You may be one of those people who just likes to keep things in order. Apparently, you might apply that rule to your Facebook inbox as well. So, keep filtering out non-important message threads or chats from your inbox that you think you don’t need.

Easiest Way to Unarchive a Message Thread

Archiving a conversation hides it from your inbox until the next time you chat with that person. So, the fastest and easiest way to unarchive a message from your inbox is simply by sending that person a new message.

If you are planning to unarchive any message that you have archived from your Facebook Messenger, you can do it directly from your Facebook account. You may also do that from the Facebook Messenger app, but in case you are having any trouble, login to your account and follow some basic steps. 

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Unarchive from Messenger App on your phone is now hassle-free!!

Open the Facebook Messenger app on your phone. Login to your account with your Username and Password. When you see the inbox opens, tap on the ellipsis symbol on the right-hand side corner of your page to find a dropdown

When the dropdown list opens, look for Archived chats. Search for your desired chat that you want to recover. When you find it, select the thread and tap on “Unarchive”. Instantly, your selected message thread will be restored back to your inbox.

What If You want to Unarchive Messages from Facebook on your laptop/PC!!

For this, you need to directly log in to your Facebook account and go to the inbox where you can find all the chat lists. There are other messages folder too that you can access anytime. 

As soon as you log in to your profile’s home page, click on the symbol of messages available on the top taskbar of the page. On clicking, a box will appear on the screen displaying the list of all the people you have had a conversation with recently on Facebook. Now do the following :

  • Go to the Messages tab and click on the dialogue box labeled as “Search Messages”.
  • Next, type the name of the user whose chat you want to unarchive. (As you have archived it previously it will not be in your inbox list.)
  • You have to go to the Archived Messages folder.
  • Click on the name (which will be faded out due to the reason that you had archived their chat) it will locate within the Archived folder.
  • Next, click on the down arrow key on the actions menu.
  • When it displays all the actions that you could execute there, look for the unarchive option and select it.
  • Now, you can again see the conversation directly on your Messenger inbox.

How to Unarchive Message directly from Facebook Messenger?

Now, there is another trick that you can imply. This one is fairly a quicker way as well as easier. You should try to do this if you are working on a slow internet connection. Let’s see how to do it.

Open your Facebook messenger and browse to your messages. You will find a search magnifier at the right-hand corner of your display, click on it. Select the archived messages from there. The option of “Unarchive Message” will be available if you have previously archived any conversation or chat.

The option of “Unarchive chat” will be there beside each archived conversation thread. Choose which chat to unarchive. Click on “Unarchive Chat” and confirm the chosen action.

By doing this, now you will be able to unarchive all the messages and chats that you had previously archived on Facebook Messenger. These simple steps explained above will help you recover your archived messages without any difficulty.

Dealing with Archived Messages have Gone Easy

Whether you want to archive or delete a conversation, it is totally up to you. You will just need a few minutes if you intend to unarchive the messages. 

Furthermore, another important advice that you should follow is to never delete messages that you think you might need in the near future. Instead, just use the archive function that Facebook has blessed us with. 

Thus, you can always have access to the messages later if you need it later. Delete only spam messages that you are sure about as they might contain unwanted information. So, you need to get rid of them forever.