How to Retrieve Deleted Posts on Facebook?

There may come a time for some social media users when they feel like erasing an embarrassing post. With that as a matter of concern, Facebook allows its users to delete their posts whenever they wish.

When some posts are deleted, Facebook ensures their users that no one can view them so easily. In other words, the deleted posts are removed from the device as well as the Facebook servers. But what if someone wants to retrieve their deleted Facebook posts.

Fortunately, Facebook doesn’t destroy all footprints of the post. In the next section, we explain how to retrieve deleted posts on Facebook. Before going into the process, let’s first understand how Facebook stores all of your data, even if it is not exclusively visible to others. 

Facebook stores the exact times when you logged in or out, the ads you have visited, the people you follow, your friends, your hometown, every time you receive or send a message, status updates and many more.

To check these, tap Access Your Information from Settings. It shows the history of everything you did on Facebook. 

How to recover deleted posts on Facebook 

Using Manage Activity Tool

To retrieve deleted posts on Facebook on Computer\Laptop, mobile App or mobile browser, this tool can be used. If you have moved your post to Trash and 30 days are not over yet, you can easily restore your post in its timeline.

  1. Search for m.facebook.com on browser or open Facebook App.
  2. Sign in to your account.
  3. Tap Menu (≡)
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Under Your Facebook Information select Activity Log.
  6. Select the Trash option and check if deleted posts are available.
  7. If so, click on the Restore option.

Note that if it has been more than a month since the deletion of a post, it can’t be restored by the above method. In such circumstances, follow the step below.

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By Downloading Your Facebook Information.

You can download a copy of your Facebook information whenever you wish. You may download a complete copy or you can select types of information. 

There is an option to choose the format. HTML is easy to view. JASON format allows other services to import. 

Information download is a password-protected process. Hence only you can access it.

Using Facebook Mobile App (Android/iOS)

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Tap Menu (≡)
  3. Tap Settings & Privacy and then select Settings.
  4. Under Your Information tap Download Your Information.
  5. Click Deselect All and select Posts.
  6. Scroll down and tap Create file.
  7. This process takes some time, maybe a few days. Once the copy is created you’ll be notified.
  8. Download data from the Available copies option.
  9. Restore the post.

Using Computer/Laptop or Mobile Browser

  1. Go to m.facebook.com/settings
  2. From Your Information select Download your information.
  3. Click Deselect All → click Posts.
  4. Scroll down and tap Create file.
  5. It will take some time. Facebook will notify you once it’s ready.
  6. From notifications download the zip file on your device.
  7. Restore your post.

Note: The above method is not applicable for the Facebook Lite application.  

However, if deleted posts are still not recoverable via Facebook, try these:-

  • Check emails: If your Facebook posts are enabled with email notifications, you can have a copy of the deleted post by searching in your email inbox.
  • Checking your friend’s email: If you have tagged or mentioned your Facebook friends in your deleted posts, he/she can have the copy if they have their email notifications enabled.
  1. Find the original posts: If the deleted post belonged to someone else, try tracking down the original content.

How to retrieve deleted Facebook messenger posts.

Although the text you have deleted doesn’t exist on your end of the chat but may exist on the other end,  i.e. in the inbox of the person you have sent the text to. If so, just ask them to copy and resend the posts to you. If he/she has also deleted the post, then you may find it in Access your Information from settings.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Q1. How to recover deleted posts on the Facebook page?

Ans. Download Your Information Deselect All → select Pages and Posts Create file → Download file and restore. 

Q2. How to recover deleted posts on the Facebook group?

Ans. Download Your Information Deselect All → select Groups and Posts Create file → Download file and restore.

Q3. Can we recover deleted posts from any software?

Ans. Since it can result in security issues, you should not.

I wish you now understand how to retrieve deleted posts on Facebook and it’s almost a cakewalk. Hope you won’t have any problems. Thanks for reading.

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