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[Full Guide] How to See Deleted Messages on Discord

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Tata Davis

Updated: Nov 21, 2022 03:21 pm

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So, you are here because you wanted to see a message that someone had deleted on Discord. Maybe it was an offensive message from someone that you wanted to screenshot for proof or an important piece of information that you accidentally deleted yourself.

Whatever the case, the fact remains that you want to know how to see deleted messages on Discord. The good news is that there are a few different ways to do this, and we will be discussing them in this article.

But before we jump into that, let's first answer the question of whether it is even possible to see deleted messages in Discord.

Part 1: Can I See Deleted Messages Natively in Discord

When asked about deleted messages in Discord, the developers of the app responded on Twitter in early 2018. They said that there is no way to recover deleted messages at this time. Once you delete a message in Discord, it is immediately wiped out from their servers.

So, the question now is whether deleted messages can still be seen on Discord. The answer is yes. Although Discord does not store deleted messages, there are some tried-and-true workarounds that will help you view them. Let’s take a look at some of these methods.

Part 2: How to See Deleted Messages on Discord Using BetterDiscord

BetterDiscord is a third-party app that allows you to customize your Discord experience by adding a number of powerful features. One of these features is the ability to retrieve and view deleted or edited messages without too much trouble.

Once you've installed BetterDiscord, you can log all server messages and easily see which messages have been deleted. However, the messages that were deleted before you installed BetterDiscord will not be visible to you.

Step 1: Download BetterDiscord

To install BetterDiscord, head over to the official website (https://betterdiscord.app) and download the app on your computer. Once it has been downloaded, run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Download Better Dsicord

Note: During installation, you will be asked to choose an option from Install, Repair, or Remove. Simply select Install. Next, choose the appropriate Discord version.

choose appropriate discord version

After the installation is complete, Discord will automatically launch. A pop-up message will tell you about BetterDiscord and its current version.

Step 2: Download MessageLoggerV2

Now that BetterDiscord is up and running, the next step is to download MessageLoggerV2. This plugin allows you to log all messages sent on your server so you can keep track of deleted or edited ones and view them at your convenience.

You can download MessageLoggerV2 from GitLab's website. To do this, open this link and select "Download."

download message loggerv2

Note: If you receive a prompt that says the file may harm your computer, please ignore it and click “Keep.”

Step 3: Add MessageLoggerV2 to the Plugins Folder & Enable it

Once you've successfully downloaded the plugin, you need to add it to your BetterDiscord plugins folder and enable it. To do so:

1) Open the Discord app and click on the "Settings" icon.

2) Click the “Plugins” from the left sidebar under “BetterDiscord”.

3) Click "Open Plugin Folder" and then drag & drop the plugin file into the folder.

open plugins folder

4) Back on the settings page, you will see MessageLoggerV2 listed in the plugins list. Tick the checkbox next to it to enable it.

Note: If you see a message saying some required libraries are missing, click "Download" to install them. Then enable the XenoLib and ZeresPluginLibrary.

Enable XenoLib and ZersPluginLibrary

Step 4: Right-Click the Server & Open the Logs

Now you're all set up! Every single message that is deleted or edited by someone on your server will be logged and stored in the MessageLoggerV2 folder.

To check out the deleted messages for a particular server, right-click on that server and select Message Logger > Open Logs.

Right click on Message Logger and Open Logs

From the "Deleted" tab in the above menu, you can see messages that have been deleted from the server with the exact time and date.

You can see deleted message from tab menu

Part 3: How to See Deleted Messages on Discord Using Dyno Bot

Another way to see deleted messages on Discord is by using Dyno Bot. It's a feature-rich and powerful server moderation bot for Discord that allows you to log all the events taking place on your servers, including all the messages that were deleted.

Step1. Adding Dyno Bot to Server:

1) Go to "dyno.gg/bot" and log in using your Discord credentials.

log in using your discord credentials

2) Authorise the access and verify the captcha to proceed.

authorise the access

3) Click "Add to Server" and select the server where you want to add the Dyno Bot.

click on Add to Server

Setting Up Dyno Bot:

1) Go back to Dyno Bot's website and click "Manage Servers."

click on Manage Server

2) Choose the appropriate server and then click on "Modules."

Click on Modules

3) Turn on the "Action Log".

Tab on Action Log

4) Navigate to the "Settings" section of the "Action Log."

Navigate Settings Button

5) Select a channel (or create one first) to store the events under "Log Channel."

6) Scroll down to "Message Events" and check the "Message Deleted" box.

Check Message deleted

Now whenever someone deletes a message on your server, Dyno Bot will log it in the designated channel.

Part 4: How to See Deleted Messages on Discord Using Logger Bot

Logger Bot is yet another excellent option for keeping track of deleted messages on Discord. It differs from Dyno Bot in that it has fewer features and is designed specifically to log all events related to messaging like deleted, edited messages.

To set up and use the Logger Bot, follow these steps:

1) Go to the Logger Bot website and click "Invite" from the left slide bar.

Click invite from left slide bar

2) You will be redirected to the Discord login page. Log in using your credentials.

Log with credentials

3) After that, select a server and click "Authorise" to give Logger Bot access.

Click Authorise

4) Click on "Server Selector" to select the server again where you added the bot.

Click on Server Selector

5) Set #general as the log channel for "messageDeleteBulk" & "message Delete" in the "Channels To Log" section. Next, untick everything except "messageDelete" and "messageDeleteBulk" under "Modules."

Tick Message delete and Message deletd bulk

Now if someone deletes a message on your server, you will be notified by Logger Bot.

Part 5: How to See Deleted Messages on Discord Using FamiGuard Pro for Android

If you're looking for a more comprehensive solution to monitor deleted messages on someone's Discord account, consider using FamiGuard Pro for Android. This application can help you keep track of all deleted messages, as well as any other activities taking place on your loved one's Discord account.

FamiGuard comes with a Keylogger feature that records all message-related activities on Discord. It also takes real-time screenshots of what your loved one is doing in the app and sends them directly to your online control panel. That way, you can keep track of them from anywhere even if they delete their messages immediately.

Other notable features of FamuGuard Pro are:

  1. Built-in GPS tracker to find the target's current or past location
  2. Geo-fencing to set up virtual boundaries on the target's phone
  3. Monitor incoming and outgoing calls, as well as text messages
  4. Monitoring of browser history and social media apps activity
  5. The stealth mode of the app hides it from target's mobile device

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to use FamiGuard Pro for Android:

Step 1: Go to the official website of FamiGuard Pro and click "Sign Up." Follow the instructions on the sign-up page to create an account.

sign up on famiguard for whatsapp

Step 2: Download the app from "an.famiguardapp.com" and install it on the target's device. Configure the settings according to your preferences.

download the famiguard pro

Step 3: Return to your online FamiGuard Pro dashboard to verify the setup. Now you are ready to monitor all activities on the target's Discord account.

monitor oppo on famiguard pro

Conclusion

Discord has taken a strong stance on privacy, and that's why messages that are deleted are permanently removed from the app with no native way to recover them.

However, you can take a few extra steps to have BetterDiscord and MessageLoggerV2 installed on your server, or use Dyno Bot to help you view deleted messages.

FamiGuard Pro for Android is also a great option. With its powerful keylogger and screenshot-capturing features, you can remotely monitor someone's activities on Discord without them knowing.

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By Tata Davis

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