How to Find Archived Messages on Facebook Messenger


A lot of Facebook users are not aware of the archive chat feature. It enables users to hide their chat from the messenger platform. It is easy to retrieve archieved messages. Deleted messages cannot be accessed but archived messages can. This is the reason we advise you to archive messages from Facebook friends you are not currently interacting with. Archiving messages and chats can enable you to declutter your inbox, keeping it fresh and neatly organised.

A lot of Facebook users find it challenging to access their archived chats in the recently updated Facebook messenger.

Messenger app does not currently have a dedicated category to enable you to monitor archived chats. It is very simple to view archived chats via the Facebook website and the messenger website. Let’s explore how to view archived chats or hide your messages on messenger.

How to See Archived Messages in Messenger 2019 on iPhone and Android

Using the Messenger app

  1. Open Messenger and tap the “Chats” tab.
  2. Tap Search at the top.
  3. Now search the name of the specific contact.
  4. Tap the person’s name to view the conversation.
  5. Send a message to the person to unarchive the chat.

Using on Mobile

So if you currently have plenty of archived messages, this method will be very effective. It might work when you forget the name of the Facebook friend whom you have archived his chat. This method is effective for both iPhone and Android operating system. This method works without Messenger on your phone. Here the steps in which you can access the archived messages via Facebook Mobile.

Use this method instead if you have a long list of archived messages. You will need it in case you don’t remember the person’s name whose conversation you had archived. This workaround works both on iPhone and Android, and you don’t need to have Messenger installed on your device for this to work. Here’s how you can find archived chats on Messenger without searching the person’s name.

  1. Visit in a browser on your phone.
  2. Log in to your Facebook account.
  3. Tap the Messenger tab at the top.
  4. Simply navigate back once if Messenger app opens up. (Important)
  5. Scroll down the Messenger page on Facebook’s mobile website.
  6. Tap “View Archived Messages”.
  7. Select the conversation you want to view.
  8. (Optional) Send the contact a new message to unarchive the conversation.


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