How to Read Old Conversations on Facebook

By Rebecca Johnson

Have you been looking for an old Facebook message? Finding a message, be it a personal one or an important business communication, should only take you a few clicks of the mouse -- as long as you didn’t delete the message, you should be able to find it. The message might have been archived, or it could just not be showing in your message list. Your message list shows only current messages until you tell Facebook to show more items.

Log-in to your Facebook account. Click in the “Messages” button at the top of the Facebook screen.

Click “See All.”

Click in the “Search Messages” field and enter a search term. Click on the “Search” button or press “Enter” on your keyboard.

Scroll down the list of messages to find the message. You may need to click on “Load Older Threads” at the bottom of the screen to display more messages.

View archived messages by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking the “Archived” link at the bottom of the page. Scroll through your archived messages, if needed.