How to Retrieve Deleted Facebook Messages on Galaxy S20

Facebook messages that are permanently deleted are usually not retrievable unless they’re archived. Nevertheless, there are a few tweaks you can utilize in case you badly need to recover any important messages that were unintentionally deleted on your Facebook account. Here’s how to retrieve deleted Facebook Messages on Galaxy S20. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Easy steps to retrieve deleted Facebook messages on your Galaxy S20

The following steps will let you recover or retrieve previous messages on Facebook including those you have deleted permanently. In case you’re having a hard time following the instructions, feel free to refer to the screenshots as visual representations of the outlined steps. You may start whenever you’re all set.

  1. To get started, access the Apps screen then open Facebook app.

    You can access the Apps screen by swiping up from the bottom of the Home screen.


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  2. From the Facebook app main screen, tap the Menu icon.

    Just look for the three horizontal lines on the top-right corner of the screen, right next to the notifications icon.

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  3. Scroll down to then tap Settings & Privacy.

    Doing so will pull up a list of menu options.


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  4. Tap Settings to continue.

    On the next screen you will see your account settings, security and other relevant options. Each of these options can be configured according to your preferences.

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  5. Scroll down to Your Facebook Information section.

    In this section you can view and access your Facebook account information.

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  6. Tap the option to Download Your Information.

    This option will let you download a copy of the information you’d like to keep or move to other services.

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  7. On the next screen, go to the Request Copy tab then select the information that you’d like to download including Messages.

    You can deselect the ones you don’t need or only mark Messages.
    Don't forget to specify the date range of the information you’d wish to pull up.

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  8. After making the selection and specifying the date range, file format and media quality, tap the Create File button.

    A copy of the selected information will then be created. The copy can consist of multiple files depending on how much information your request contains. 
    The entire process may take several minutes depending on the amount of information to be copied and downloaded. 
    The status reads Pending as the requested information is still being processed. Just wait until the copy is completed and ready.

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  9. Once the backup file of your Facebook information and messages is created, you will see a Download button next to file under Available Copies.
    Tap the Download button to continue downloading the requested Facebook file.

    You will also receive a notification on your Facebook account, saying that your requested information is ready for download.

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Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and later
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

A download link will then be sent to the email account that is associated with your Facebook account. To access the file, just log into your email account then find the Facebook email containing the Download link. The link is typically found within the email context as a hypertext.

Then click on the Download Archive button and wait for the information to be saved on your device.

The downloaded Facebook messages will come in the form of a ZIP (compressed) file.To open the file, you will need to Extract it first. Once extracted, find the Index file that contains all your Facebook data then select Messages. All your deleted Facebook messages will then be displayed.


You can also use File Explorer as an alternative method to recover deleted Facebook Messages on Android Messenger app. Third-party apps are also available to serve the same purpose. Stellar Data Recovery for Android is one of the said apps you can use. You can download and install any of these apps on your phone then use it to retrieve deleted messages on your Facebook account.

To evade from any possible interruption, make sure that your phone is sufficiently charged and is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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