This shows you just how to read your old chat messages on Facebook. You can do this from within the Facebook Carrier application, or you can make use of the desktop computer Facebook website.
How Can You See Old Messages On Facebook
: > Log-in to your Facebook account. Click in the "Messages" button at the top of the Facebook display.
: > Click "See All."
: > Click in the "Search Messages" area and get in a search term. Click on the "Search" button or press "Enter" on your key-board.
: > Scroll down the checklist of messages to locate the message. You may need to click on "Load Older Thread" at the end of the screen to display even more messages.
: > Sight archived messages by scrolling to the bottom of the page and also clicking the "Archived" link at the bottom of the page. Scroll via your archived messages, if needed.
Tips: If you deleted the message from Facebook Messenger, you likely won't have the ability to recover them.
Warnings: You can not react to archived messages.