How to retrieve archived Facebook Data and Messenger Messages

Posted by Sdtechi on Friday, April 6, 2018

Do you know all of your Facebook activity can be downloaded? There's is a cool function named as "Archive Data" on Facebook setting page, using which you can retrieve your past Facebook activity data including messenger messages. In this post, I will guide you how to retrieve all your data archive and messenger messages from facebook.

Steps to retrieve archived Facebook Data and Messenger Messages

There is a cool feature under your facebook setting menu, where you can see a link "Download a copy of your Facebook data". You need to click on it.

After clicking on the link you will be redirected to a new page where facebook will ask you to "Archive Data" of your facebook account. And it will show you what will be included(posts, photos, videos, messenger messages, chat conversations, information from about section of your profile and lot more) when you will download the archive.

If you agree to get the archive your data then you need to click on it. You might need to enter your account password to acess it.

And finally the process of archiving facebook data will begin, which will take some time. After completing your archive, facebook will show a popup message displaying that a mail will be sent soon to your registered email.

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Facebook will send you a link on your mail to download the archive.

To download the archive you may need to enter your account password again.

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The archive file may be large in size as it contains all your activity starting from opening of your facebook account.

Remember, this archive will contains all the information related to your facebook accounts. If it goes into a wrong hand then it might leak your private information. So it is better to delete or keeping it in a protected media after reading it.

Also see: How to recover WhatsApp messages from Lost phone