How Long Are Facebook Messages Saved?

How long do Messenger messages last?

Messages for a conversation thread can then be set to expire after 1 minute, 15 minutes, 1 hour, 4 hours, or 24 hours..

Do Facebook messages disappear?

Facebook’s message expiration feature can be enabled from a dedicated “Disappearing Messages” tab on a contact’s page in the Messenger app, according to the screenshots. Messages for a conversation thread can then be set to expire after 1 minute, 15 minutes, 1 hour, 4 hours, or 24 hours.

Are Facebook messages stored forever?

Facebook stores your chat messages by default, but you don’t have to keep them. You can delete messages permanently from the conversation history stored in Facebook Messages.

Do old Facebook messages get deleted?

Facebook does not delete old messages/conversations that haven’t been active in years. (my oldest one: 2007-05-30). Note that at that time people often used to post on walls to discuss even private matters. Even if they did not display them any more, you could not guarantee that they have been deleted.

How do you retrieve deleted messages from Facebook Messenger?

Can I see deleted messages in Messenger? No, you can’t retrieve deleted messages or conversations. Deleting a message permanently removes it from your inbox. Keep in mind that deleting a message or conversation from your inbox won’t delete it from your friend’s inbox.

Does Messenger keep old messages?

Unless you actively delete the history between you and another user, Messenger retains the entirety of your back-and-forth conversations, stretching back years.

Can police see Deleted Facebook Messages?

In short, yes. If a police authority has a case where they need access to a “deleted” Facebook account, then they would get a judge to sign a warrant and present that to Facebook. Facebook would then search their servers and provide the messages.

Where did my messenger messages go?

On the messages screen, look in the top left corner, just below “Facebook.” You’ll see “Inbox” and just to the right of it you’ll see “Other” in grey. Click “Other,” and your lost messages will display.

Why did my messenger messages disappear?

It’s possible they disappeared. It’s also possible you may have inadvertently archived them. It’s also possible that it was a secret conversation (something that works within the app, not on a pc browser). It would show up in the app, but once you switch to a pc there would be no trace of it.