Why Did My Facebook Messenger Messages Disappear [See The Reasons]

Timothy Iyekowa
Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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Have you ever been in a situation where you need to go through your messages on Messenger to find a piece of specific information? And when you open the chat there were no messages there?

You would be surprised to find out that you are not the only one and it is a very common occurrence for a lot of people.

In this article, you will learn why the messages in your Messenger conversation keep on disappearing.

Why Did My Messenger Messages Disappear

There have been complaints about it because one might think there was something wrong with their device.

There are two reasons why your messages on Facebook Messenger keep on disappearing.

Disappearing Messages Enable

This is when the person decides to enable the disappearing message feature. When the feature is enabled on Secret Conversation, the message will get deleted after the time has elapsed.

Either you or your friend who you are chatting with can set this timer on the feature. The Disappearing message feature is in Secret Conversation.

The only way to prevent the messages from being deleted is to either take off the timer or take a screenshot of the chat. But if a screenshot of the chat is taken, both users will be notified.

Deleted Messages

There’s no other way you can explain this, if your message disappears, it means that the person has deleted it.

Unlike WhatsApp, Messenger users can delete a message even if it was sent last year. All the person needs to do is to unsend the message and it’ll not be available for you again.


Now you know why your messages on Messenger keep disappearing you can take the necessary precautions to save the messages.

But if the reason your messages keep disappearing is not due to the reasons mentioned above.

Then it might be a technical error and you must quickly contact the support staff/help center to lodge a complaint.

FAQs On Why Did My Facebook Messenger Messages Disappear

No, you can not recover all messages that have disappeared in the Disappearing feature on Messenger.

Disable the Disappearing messages feature in Secret Conversation on your account. Messenger doesn't have the vanish mode again.

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By Timothy Iyekowa Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at Techvocast.com since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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