How to Retrieve a Sent Message on Facebook

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Facebook users can send personal messages to other Facebook members using the website's messaging system. Each time you send a message to another Facebook user, a copy of the message is stored in a separate section of your Facebook message inbox. You can review your sent message history or delete any unwanted sent messages through the Facebook messaging inbox.

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  1. 1

    Log in to your Facebook account and click the "Messages" icon at the top left corner of the page.

  2. 2

    Click the "Sent" icon on the left side of the page to view your sent messages. Click on a message to view it.

  3. 3

    Click the right arrow button to view older sent messages. Click to put a check mark next to any unwanted messages and click the "Delete" button to delete them.

  4. 4

    Click the "Select All" link to select all the messages currently displayed on the screen. Click the "Undo" button to bring back messages that were just deleted.

Tips and warnings

  • Deleting a message from your sent folder does not remove it from the recipient's inbox.

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