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How To View Archived Messages On Facebook Messenger?

Facebook has the highest number of members in terms of a social media platform, and as of some data that was pulled out recently, the current number is at 1.3 billion. These Facebook accounts are not all individual accounts, and some of them are often used for business purposes by many domestic and international companies. Whatever may be the type of account, people interact with each other through messages on Facebook a lot. Initially, it started as a platform where you can interact with only your loved ones, but now it also acts to make new friends and expand a business. So some people end up having a long list of conversations in their Messenger application.

This long list of conversations can be overwhelming for most Facebook users, especially if most of these conversations are of no use anymore. In that case, the feature to archive these conversations can be handy to hide these conversations in a different location. So here in this article, we will see how one can archive Facebook messenger conversations and view them using either a desktop or a smartphone. Now without any further ado, let’s get into it.

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How to Archive and View Archived Messages On Facebook Messenger?

Archiving a conversation in Facebook messenger will require the messenger application to be installed on your target device. Now let’s see how one can archive Facebook messages on a desktop, and then we will move to smartphones.

How to archive Facebook Messages on a Desktop?

If you have not downloaded the Facebook messenger application on your desktop yet, then download it before going ahead with the whole method. Click on this link and download the version of messenger according to your Operating system.

  • Once you have the Messenger application installed on your Desktop, open it up and enter your account login credentials to open up your Facebook account on the messenger application.
  • After successfully logging in, you will see the entire list of conversations on the application. Here, find the conversation that you want to archive in the left pane.
  • Click on the three-dot icon next to the conversation that you want to archive and choose “Archive Chat” from the list of options that show up. The entire conversation will disappear from the list of conversations in the messenger application. It will be moved to the archived chat section.

How to view archived Facebook Messages on a Desktop?

Now let’s see how you can view your archived Facebook Messages on the Desktop messenger application. If you do not have the application installed on your computer, you need to download and install it. Then you need to login to

  • Open up the Messenger application on your Desktop.
  • Tap on the three-dot icon at the top and choose “Archived Chats” from the list of options that show up.
  • You will see the entire list of archived conversations. Here tap on any conversation to open it up. If you send a new message to any of these archived conversations, it will move back to your original inbox section.

So this is how you can easily view all your archived messages and even move them back to the original inbox if required. Now let’s see how one can do the same on a smartphone.

How to archive Facebook Messages on a smartphone?

If you have not downloaded the Facebook messenger application on your smartphone yet, then download it from Play Store or the App store before going ahead with the whole method.

  • Once you have the Messenger application installed on your smartphone, open it up and enter your account login credentials to open up your Facebook account on the messenger application.
  • After successfully logging in, you will see the entire list of conversations on the application. Here, find the conversation that you want to archive.
  • Tap and hold on to that conversation, and you will see a few options show up for it. Tap on the three-line icon that shows up and then choose “Archive Chat” from the list of options that show up. The entire conversation will disappear from the list of conversations in the messenger application. It will be moved to the archived chat section.

 

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How to view archived Facebook Messages on a smartphone?

The method to view an archived chat on the smartphone application is different from viewing it on the smartphone application.

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  • Open up the Messenger application on your smartphone.
  • Tap on the search bar and look for the conversation that you have in the archive section. It will show up in the results. To open it, tap on it.
  • If you send a new message to any of these archived conversations, it will move back to your original inbox section.

This is how one can archive and view all the archived Facebook messages on both a desktop and a smartphone using the Messenger application. Archiving Facebook messages is always better than deleting them as you can access any information from an old chat even when you are not talking to that person. If you feel like there is nothing important to you in a particular chat, you can delete it. But if you feel that you might need that conversation in future, archive it.

If you have any questions or queries about this article, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.

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