How to Find Sent Messages on Facebook

by Jacob Michael
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Don’t get a headache trying to recall the details of a Facebook conversation that happened a year ago. Much like an email client, Facebook’s messaging system keeps an archive of all received and sent messages, allowing you to browse through old conversations. The Facebook messaging system also includes a handy search feature, allowing you to find specific messages quickly. You can also search through and view messages that have been archived.

Step 1

Open the Facebook website and log in to your account.

Step 2

Click the “Messages” icon at the top left of the page and click the “See All” link.

Step 3

Click the “More” menu and click “Archived” if you want to search through the list of archived messages. You can also select "Other" if you've moved the conversation to that category.

Click on a conversation in your inbox or enter a search term in the “Search” box. You can search by message recipient name or for specific keywords and phrases.


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About the Author

Jacob Michael has been a freelance writer since 2010, with expertise in computers, cooking, travel and other topics. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is pursuing a master's degree in American studies.

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