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How To See Unsent Messages On Messenger

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Points:

» You can retrieve unsent messages on Messenger through email notifications, as they persist even if the sender deletes the message.
» If you enable email notifications for messages or use notification manager apps, you can access and read messages that were unsent or deleted by the sender on Messenger.

read an unsent message

How To See Unsent Messages On Messenger:

You can try the following methods below to see unsent messages:

1. Using Notisave App

Notisave is an app that checks and saves all the notifications that you receive on your devices. Therefore, if you miss any notification, you will be able to see and read it from inside the Notisave app.

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: First of all, install the Notisave app from the Google Play Store and then open it.

Notisave google store

Step 2: Now, grant the app permission to access your notifications.

Step 3: Once any notification is received on your phone, it will be immediately saved by the Notisave app so that you can view it by opening the app.

Step 4: On the main interface of Notisave, you’ll be able to see two different sections. One is Unread and another is Saved.

another is Saved

You can read all the unread notifications from the Unread section. You need to scroll and check for the saved notifications of Messenger and open it to read the deleted messages.

2. Check the Drafts Folder

You just typed and left your message then check the drafts on the chat in Messenger to find those unsent messages.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open Facebook Messenger.

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Step 2: From the Chats, choose someone’s chat and open it.

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Step 3: Upon opening the chat you will see the unsent message still stays there.

3. Search for Specific Keywords

If you are looking for someone’s chat on the whole list, you can search for those people to find unsent messages within your conversations.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open Facebook Messenger.

Step 2: Click on the Search bar at the top.


Step 3: Type in keywords related to the chat or message.

Step 4: Now, find what you are looking for.

4. Filter Conversations by Date

You can use the filter to find unsent messages by looking through conversations within a specific date range.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First of all, open Facebook Messenger.

Step 2: Click on the Chats tab.

Step 3: Now, click on the three dots (More Options) and select “Filter By Date.”

Filter Conversations by Date

Step 4: Finally, choose the date range and look for the unsent message in the filtered conversations.

5. Check Archived Conversations

You might have archived some of the conversations that were left unsent. Now, look through your archived conversations to find unsent messages.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First, open Facebook Messenger.

Step 2: Next, click on your profile picture and select “Archived Chats”.

Check Archived Conversations

Step 3: After that, browse through the archived conversations.

Step 4: Now, find any unsent messages in the conversations.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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