How to Retrieve Deleted Facebook Messages on Android


May 26, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

How can I recover a deleted conversation on Facebook Messenger? I wrongly deleted it by accident on my Android phone. Please help! I appreciate for any advices.

Facebook Messenger is one of the most widely-used messenger apps that Android users use to stay connected with friends, families, and even business partners. Then the problem comes: you may delete important messages by mistake which may lead to a big loss.

Eager to restore Facebook messages from your Android phone?

Don’t be nervous, actually, it is easy to get back deleted Facebook messages since the app has a unique function that is called off the Internet.

When you delete messages on Facebook Messenger, there is a copy of the same messages on your phone memory. Which means that the deleted messages still exist on your Android phone and you just need to make some efforts to retrieve them back.

Facebook Recovery

1. Recover Deleted Facebook Messages from Backup

  1. Connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable.
  2. Navigate to your device and then go to SD card/Internal StorageAndroiddatacom.facebook.orca.
  3. In the com.facebook.orca folder, choose cachefb_temp. Then you can recover your messages with backups in this folder.

Another way to find same files is using a file explorer for Android app. I recommend using ES explorer which is the best. Download the app on Google Play and you can find the fb_temp file in the same directory as above.

What if you want to recover Android facebook photos?

2. Recover Deleted Facebook Photos with FoneLab

If you want to recover deleted or lost Facebook photos, you can use a Facebook messenger recovery tool, FoneLab Android Data Recovery, to scan data from your Android device. With it, you can view the lost Facebook pictures on PC or Mac and recover them back selectively. Here are the steps you can follow.

Download and install the FoneLab Android data recovery software on your computer with above link accordingly. It will launch automatically after it is finished. Please make sure that there is over 20% battery power left on your Android mobile and then plug it into the computer. Choose Android Data Recovery on the interface.

Broken Android Data Extraction connect android to computer

You have to enable USB debugging on your device in advance so that it can be detected by the program. If you don’t know how to enable USB debugging mode, you can follow the onscreen instruction from the program. It just takes a few tap to open it. After that click OK on your computer.

USB Debugging

The program can extract various types of data from Android device. You are free to choose whatever files you want just by marking the box before the content and click on the Next button. To recover Facebook images, choose Gallery and Picture Library to scan.

select data to recover

Allow the software to scan your Android phone. The program needs to be authorized to scan data from your phone. So tap Allow/Grant/Authorize when it asks you to. If the messages doesn’t pops up, click Retry on the interface to try again.

Get Privilege

Now you can preview the scanning result. Click Gallery and Picture Library on the left sidebar to view the details. Choose those files you want to get back and click the Recover button to save them to your computer.

recover android data

It’s all set!

What’s more,

The software supports recovery from almost all Android models like Samsung, HTC, One Plus, Motorola, Sony, Huawei, Google, ZTE, and so on. so you are able to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy as well.

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