Is it possible to get notification when a message from Facebook’s inbox is deleted? Notification can either be email or text message to my cell phone.

Or if there is another way to get notification, suggest it too.

  • You are the one who will be deleting messages from Inbox,so why you need notification for that. – Jatin May 30 '14 at 0:02
  • @Jatin Am not the only one who is using my account and my partner used to delete messages without telling me. – Tom May 30 '14 at 0:51

Without creating a custom client there is no programatic way to detect if a message has been deleted. Facebook has no notification or alert which covers message deletion. It does not show on your activity log.

If you link your Facebook account to an email address that your partner has no access to, you can get a notification that a message has been received. This may not, however, contain the full content of said message. You could also achieve this with mail forwarding to another email account.

Other suggestions:

1) Regularly send messages to yourself using a second account, or (as Facebook doesn't like you creating "dummy accounts") get a friend to send messages. You can then look for these messages.

2) Deny access to Facebook to your partner. This may require you both to resolve any trust issues you may have.

  • How to create a custom client ? – Tom Jun 3 '14 at 14:22
  • By "custom client" I mean an app to replace the one that Facebook provide. How to create a Facebook App is way beyond the scope of this question and would depend on what device the application would run on. Check out Graph API/user/inbox and maybe make an app to cache messages indefinitely on your mobile device. – Mike Ridyard Jun 3 '14 at 14:43

No, it is not possible to get an email or mobile notification when deleting a Facebook message.

Note that deleting a message is a difficult process, one that doesn't happen accidentally. It is possible your partner simply archived the messages -- you can still view these messages, and they will reappear if messaged again by the same individual. (Source)

For more information, see Reading & Deleting Messages from Facebook's Help page.

  • Is it possible to disable the delete option for messages in facebook ? – Tom Jun 2 '14 at 11:15

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.