How to See Unsent Messages on Messenger?

How to See Unsent Messages on Messenger?

Have you ever sent a message, only to regret sending it later? Well, many of us have been there, once at least. However, with the unsend messages feature of Messenger, many don’t have to live with the guilt and regret of sending a message that they shouldn’t have. 

Even though the feature is very comforting and helpful at times, there is still a question revolving around it that needs to be answered – how to see the unsent messages? Well, the curiosity never goes away and so many users wish to know what message was sent their way that had to be unsent by the other user. And so, we are here for it!


In this article, we are going to talk briefly about the unsent messages feature of Messenger and how you can see the unsent messages on Messenger using pretty easy ways. So let’s get the ball rolling!

Also Read: Facebook Messenger App Not Showing Messages? Here’s How to Fix it.


What are Unsent Messages on Messenger?

Unsend Message means deleting a message that you have already sent. Sometimes there is a mistake while sending messages, or you send something to your friend/any person, and you regret it after sending it. 

For such cases, all the social media applications provide some sort of feature for deleting the message. 

This feature of removing the sent message is called unsend in the messenger application. For example, you delete the message on WhatsApp, similarly, you unsend the message on Messenger. 

Can you See An Unsent Message on Messenger?

Even though you get notified when a certain someone unsends the message that they had sent, there isn’t any direct way to see the content of the unsent messages.

When someone unsends the message that they had sent, you get notified. However, once you or the other person unsends the message, you or the other person will not be able to see it.

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Steps to See Unsent Messages on Messenger

It is not possible to see unsent messages on messenger Android. Once it is deleted it is gone forever, you cannot retrieve it from the messenger. But, some third-party apps can help you to retrieve old messages and unsent messages on Messenger, just like you can recover permanently deleted messages on Facebook. 

These apps work by saving your notifications. When you get a message you get a notification and these apps save these notifications before it is deleted or unsent.

  • Download and install the Notisave application from the Google Play Store.
  • Start the app, and you will be asked to allow notification access to the app. Allow it.
  • Search and “enable Notification” access to the notisave app.
  • Give access to photos, files, and media on your device.
  • All the apps would be loaded on your notisave app. 
  • Enable “Autostart’.
  • Now all notifications on your device will be saved, and you can access them even if people unsend them or delete them. 

Now, let’s see how you can see the unsent messages via the Messenger app.

Via Messenger App 

You need to download the “Notisave” app on Google Play to see unsent messages on Messenger. It is a notifications and status saver app that autosave messages on Messenger from the notification bar by autosaving notifications. With the help of the app, you can search at once from all the apps.

Messenger and other messenger apps are supported by Notisave for auto saving new messages, images, and statuses. To use Notisave, here are the steps:

  • Open Google Play and download Notisave.
  • Now grant access to notifications by switching on “Notisave”.
  • After that, allow Notisave to access your media and files.
  • Go to “Settings”.
  • Click on “Save notifications”.
  • Turn on “Messenger”.

Once the Messenger app is turned on, message notifications from Messenger will start getting saved automatically on Notisave. And so, if someone unsends a message on Messenger app now, you can open the Notisave app, and see the unsent message from the user.

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This can also get tested through another phone by sending a message to yourself and then unsending it. However, you have to enable Messenger notifications for this to work, or else your Messenger notifications won’t get saved on Notisave.

Note: Notisave is only available on Google Play for Android devices and not on the App Store for iPhone and other iOS devices.

Without Messenger App

If you want to see unsent messages on Messenger without an app, you need to turn on “Notification history” in your settings. By doing this, the messages will be saved before getting unsent, which you receive on Messenger. However, you need to keep in mind that this method is only for some android users, as devices differ in functionality and options from one to another. So now, here’s how you can turn on “Notification history”:

Solution Synopsis: Settings < Notifications < Advanced settings < Notification history < Turn on Notification history.

After following these steps, you will be able to see any unsent messages on Messenger by navigating to your Messenger notification history. If you have already turned on the “Notification history”, select Messenger and after that, you will be able to see the Notification history. It will include your unsent and recent messages on Messenger.

However, just turning on “Notification history”, will not help you to see previous unsent messages on Messenger. And you will only be able to see the unsent messages in the future. The reason behind this is previous unsent messages on Messenger are not saved as a notification. 

As in Android devices, this step too only works for Android and does not for iOS devices, as they don’t have the “Notification history” feature.

Since not all Android devices have the “Notification history” feature, in case you don’t have it either, you can download the “Notisave” app instead.

Note: Another option for you is to use a tracking service like mSpy and keep a store your data on the platform. All you need to do is activate it, and mSpy will start storing your conversations in its database, and it will be easily accessible to you.

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Or watch this video:

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How to Unsend Messages on Messenger?

You have sent a message to someone, and now you regret sending it. Don’t worry, you can unsend it. Here, We’ll explain to you how to unsend the message on messenger. 

  • Open the chat you want to unsend the message on. 
  • Click for a little longer time (Long press) on the message you want to unsend.
  • Click On the “Remove” Option.
  • Select “Unsend“
  • Your message will be unsent. 

Note: You can unsend the message within 10 minutes of sending it. If you try to unsend it after 10 minutes, you won’t be able to do it. 

Recommended video:

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Can we see our own texts on Messenger after we delete them?

Ans: No, after we have deleted the texts on Messenger, we can’t see them. The only text that will appear in their place is “The message was removed.”

How can you permanently delete the messages on Messenger for yourself?

Ans: In order to delete the messages for yourself permanently on Messenger, you just have to follow these simple steps:

  • Open the chat where you want to delete the message.
  • Then press and hold the message that you want to delete.
  • Click on Remove and select Remove for you.

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