I am not talking about archived messages. Is there a way to see them after they have been deleted? Is there a special software that could do this?

  • My sense is that you'd have to contact Facebook directly. There's no way to get them back from a local copy or anything because the data is living on their servers. – jonsca Nov 22 '18 at 0:45

From Facebook Help Center:

No, you can't retrieve deleted messages or conversations. Deleting a message permanently removes it from your inbox.

Keep in mind that deleting a message or conversation from your inbox won't delete it from your friend's inbox. It isn't possible to delete sent or received messages from a friend's inbox.

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