Previously we have discussed archiving Emails on Gmail. Now in this article, we will discuss archiving on Facebook Messenger.

All About Archiving Messages on Facebook Messenger

Check out this article to find out everything you need to know about archiving messages & unarchiving messages on the Facebook Android app.

What Happen When you Archive a Message on Facebook Messenger

When you archive any message on FB messenger, a message will no longer appear in your chat dashboard. But it is hidden inside and you can get your archived messages back when you need them.

When you delete any message on FB messenger, it will be deleted from your chat history and dashboard. You will not be able to access your deleted messages back on FB messenger. There are some ways to get your deleted messages back on Facebook messenger, but only if you have taken a backup of your Facebook data.

Archive Vs Delete

When you archive any messages, they will just be hidden from your dashboard. But when you delete it, you will not be able to get it back.

Now, you will have a question, how to archive a message & how to retrieve it back? Don’t worry. Just follow the steps and learn more about doing so!


How to Archive Chat on Facebook Messenger

To archive any chat on messenger, you will need to follow the steps below:

  • Open Facebook Messenger
  • “Tap & hold” on any chat you want to archive
  • You will see the “Popup” option
  • Tap on the “Archive” option to archive that chat

How to Archive Message on Facebook Messenger

Once you do so, you will see that your archived message is no longer available in the chat menu.

What if you want to check out some of your important messages from archived chat? The good thing about archiving is that you can retrieve your archived chat whenever you need it.


View Archived Chat on Facebook Messenger

To view your archived chat on messenger, follow the steps listed below:

To view archived messages on your android smartphone, you just need to search the name of the person in the search bar and you will see his name just below that.

View Archived Message on Facebook messenger

Once you tap on that person’s name, you will see your conversation history with that person.

If you are on the computer, there is a separate option to view your archived chat. Check the below steps to find out how to view your archived history on your computer.

  • Just open this link, when you are logged in to your Facebook account and Go to Select Settings from the top left bar as shown in the image below.

View Archived Message on Facebook messenger from PC

  • Here you will see the Archived Threads option.
  • Select that option to see all your archived chats on your Facebook account.

You can also check out this step-by-step guide to view your archived chat on your Facebook messenger using the below tutorial.

If you can get your archived message back, why should you delete it?


We hope this article on archiving Facebook messages on Android and viewing them has helped you by theandroidportal team.

If you still have any questions about viewing archived messages or archiving messages, feel free to share your comments in the comments section below.


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