How to Retrieve a Sent Message on Facebook

By Johnathan Micah

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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Step 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 & Warnings

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