Have you ever used your phone or computer to message friends on Discord and they later deleted the messages and images they sent? If so, you might be wondering what they send and how to view those deleted messages on Discord. I was also very curious as one of my friends immediately deleted one message right after he sent me. So, I came up with a solution to view deleted messages on Discord. Keep reading the article to know in detail.
Answer: You can view all the deleted messages by adding BetterDiscord or BlueCord according to the device you use. If you are a Windows or macOS user then you can add BetterDiscord and add a plugin named MessageLoggerV2 to your discord account and see all the deleted messages. And, if you are an android user then install BlueCord on your device and perform the process written below in this article to view the deleted messages on Discord.
I have mentioned all the possible solutions that I performed myself in this article below. The process is very simple and easy to perform. Follow the step-to-step guide mentioned below to be able to view all the deleted messages on Discord. Have a good reading!
Can You See Deleted Messages On Discord?
Unfortunately, there is no official way to retrieve a message that has been removed by the sender. The Discord team announced this on their official Twitter account at the beginning of 2018.
Deleted DMs are instantly wiped from our servers, so once something is deleted, it’s gone for good 🙁
— Discord (@discord) January 9, 2018
For instance, keeping deleted messages would be against the platform’s regulations and violate users’ privacy. Additionally, the platform’s design, which is similar to the traditional Internet Relay Chat (IRC), prevents users from viewing the private communications of other members on a server. Therefore, if a user deletes a message, Discord’s servers completely erase that message.
But fear not, there is an alternative called BetterDiscord available online, which you can add to your account and use various plugins to view deleted messages. Additionally, if you use a mobile device, you can view the erased conversations by using the wonderful BlueCord app. Read the post below if you want to learn how to do it.
How Can You View Deleted Messages On Discord?
It’s been argued that anything you post online remains there forever, and this includes erased Discord chats. Therefore, there are simple methods you can use if someone deleted a message on Discord and you want to find out what it said or get the information again.
I’ve mentioned the steps below that you can perform all by yourself and retrieve the deleted conversation.
- Download Better Discord
- Download the MessageLoggerV2 plugin
- Add MessageLoggerV2 Plugin To Your Discord Account
- Use The Plugin To See The Deleted Messages
How To Download BetterDiscord?
BetterDiscord is an add-on that enables you to manually change the look and functionality of your Discord account. You can enhance your entire Discord experience by installing themes and plugins with the help of this application.
Follow the below steps to download and install BetterDiscord on your device.
Step 1: Open Any Browser
Open any browser that you have on your device (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, OperaMini)
Step 2: Go To BetterDiscord Website
Inside your browser search bar, you can simply type “betterdiscord.app” to get directly into BetterDiscord’s website.
Step 3: Click On Download
After you are inside the BetterDiscord website, click on the download option inside the blue box. (The latest version of the application is v1.5.2-hotfix)
Step 4: Install The Setup
After the downloading is complete, double-click on the installer setup to install BetterDiscord
Step 5: Agree On The License Agreement
A pop-up screen will appear where you will be asked to accept the license agreement of BetterDiscord. Click on the next button once you have checked the agreement.
Step 6: Click On Install BetterDiscord
After accepting the license agreement, you will be asked to make a decision. Press Install BetterDiscord, then “Next”, from the pop-up menu.
Step 7: Choose The Preferred Discord Version
Select the BetterDiscord version you wish to install based on the Discord version you are currently using. If you’re having trouble choosing one, select the default choice.
Step 8: Restart Your Discord Application
Once you have performed the above steps, restart your discord app.
Step 9: Check For Additional Settings On The User Setting Tab
After you have done restarting your discord app, open it and go to the user setting by clicking on the gear icon available at the bottom of your screen. Scroll down on the navigational panel on the left-hand side of your screen.
If there is a BetterDiscord setting section on your user setting tab then congratulations, you have successfully added BetterDiscord to your discord account. Now, let’s move on to the next step.
Where To Download the MessageLoggerV2 Plugin?
Simply said, a plugin is an add-on you can apply to Discord to give it more functions. Useful plugins include those that enable you to send lengthy messages, see deleted messages, turn on the remote control, display Spotify controls, and more.
The Lighty’s BetterDiscord Stuff website is from where you can download the MessageLoggerV2 plugin. Your device can get viruses if you download another similar plugin from other websites that enable you to view deleted messages because files from other websites can be corrupt and infected with viruses.
Follow the below guide to add the MessageLoggerV2 plugin to your discord account.
Step 1: Open Any Browser
Open any browser that you have on your device (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, OperaMini)
Step 2: Go To Lighty’s BetterDiscord Stuff Official Website
You can just type in “Lighty’s BetterDiscord Stuff ” into your browser’s search bar.
Step 3: Browse For MessageLoggerV2 Plugin
Inside Lighty’s BetterDiscord Stuff website, you can see a variety of plugins. Search for MessageLoggerV2 plugin.
Step 4: Click On Download
After you have found the plugin, press on download option
Step 5: Select Keep Option
After you press on download, you will get a warning that says “This type of file can harm your device” with two options keep and discard. Press on keep and wait for the download process to complete.
How To Add MessageLoggerV2 Plugin To Your Discord Account?
Now after you have downloaded the MessageLoggerV2 plugin, it’s time for you to add it to your discord account. Follow the below step-to-step guide to add it and enable it in your discord account.
Step 1: Setup The Plugin
Double-click on the downloaded “.josn” file and click on the open/run option. If the message “I am a Plugin for better Discord” pops up, simply click “OK” to continue.
Step 2: Click On Yes
After clicking on “OK”, a new pop-up screen will appear named “Do you need some help?” and it will ask you if you want the file to move itself to the plugin folder of better discord. Click on “Yes”
Step 3: Check If The File Has Been Moved Or Not
After you click on “Yes”, you will be directed to the plugins folder. Check if the MessageLoggerV2 is available or not in the list. You can minimize this folder rather than closing the folder.
Step 4: Open The Discord App
After you have completed all the steps above, open the discord app on your device.
Step 5: Go To User Setting
Click on the “⚙️” icon to go to the user setting which will be there at the bottom of your screen.
Step 6: Scroll Down To BetterDiscord Setting Section
On the left-hand side of the user setting, there will be a navigational panel, scroll down towards the BetterDiscord setting section.
Step 7: Click On Plugins
After you reach to BetterDiscord setting section, click on the plugins option.
Step 8: Enable MessageLoggerV2 Plugin
You will see all the plugins that you have installed in your account. Enable the MessageLoggerV2 plugin.
Step 9: Download The Missing Library
After you enable the plugin, a new pop-up window will appear asking you to download the required missing library for this plugin to work efficiently. Remember to enable all the other libraries that you have downloaded as shown in the picture above.
How To Use TheMessageLoggerV2 Plugin To See The Deleted Messages?
After you have added and enabled the MessageLoggerV2 plugin to your discord account, I’ll teach you how to use it to view the deleted message of a server that you are trying to see. Follow the below steps to use MessageLoggerV2 to view deleted conversations.
Step 1: Open Your Discord App
Firstly, open the discord application on your device.
Step 2: Right-Click On The Server
Press right-click on the server where you want to see the deleted messages.
Step 3: Go To Message Logger
After you have right-clicked on the server, a pop-up menu will appear. Select the option “Message Logger”
Step 4: Press On Add To Whitelist
As soon as you click the “Message Logger” option, another pop-up menu will come up right beside. Press on the “Add To Whitelist” option available there.
Step 5: Again Click On The Message Logger Option
After you have selected the “Add To Whitelist” option, again click on the “Message Logger” option.
Step 6: Click On Open Logs
After clicking on Message Logger, another pop-up menu will appear which will have an open logs option. Click on that.
So, the open logs option basically allows you to see all of deleted, edited, purged, and ghost pings that occur on the server. You can also visit the channel inside the server where the plugin will show you the deleted message in red color text.
Note: I want to say that this is a very risky plugin to use, first off it’s an invasion of privacy and moreover you can get banned very quick by the Discord team as this plugin is against Discord TOS. So, I recommend you to not use your main account or the account you care about. You can use an alternative account just in case.
How To See Deleted Messages On Discord Android?
So, if you happen to be a mobile user and want to see the deleted message and don’t know how to, I am here for you. There is an alternative application for android users just like BetterDiscord named BlueCord.
Below is a brief description of how you can install and use BlueCord on your Android device.
Step 1: Open A Browser On Your Device
Firstly, open a browser on your device so as to download the application as it is not available in Playstore.
Step 2: Search For Bluecord
On the search bar of your browser search for BlueCord.
Step 3: Press On Download
Press the download button available on the website. [Select Download (Direct) if you are unsure about the download options]
Step 4: Install The Application
After the download process is completed, install the application to your device.
Step 5: Open BlueCord
After the installation is finished, open the BlueCord application.
Step 6: Login Into Your Account
After opening the application, login into your account by providing your login credentials
Step 7: Go To The User Setting
After you have logged in to your account, go to the user settings.
Step 8: Tap On Blue Mods
After you are inside the user setting section, you will see the Blue Mods option, tap on it.
Step 9: Tap On Chat
After you have tapped on the Blue Mods option, tap on the chat option. A pop-up section will appear there, choose Deny.
Step 10: Choose Anti-Message Delete
After you have selected Deny on the pop-up, select the Anti-Message Delete option.
Step 11: Enable Block Delete + Log
You can now enable Block Delete + Log and view deleted Discord messages on your android mobile devices.
How To Delete Messages On Discord?
If you are willing how you can delete a message on discord then read the below guide on how to delete a message that you have sent.
Step 1: Open The Discord App
Firstly, open the discord app on your device
Step 2: Go To The Preferred Server
Go to the server and the channel where the message that you want to delete is located at.
Step 3: Click On The Three Dots
Click on the three dots that will be there above your text message on the right side of the screen
Step 4: Select Delete Message
After you have clicked on the three dots, a pop-up menu will appear. On that menu press on “Delete Message” option
Step 5: Confirm Your Decision
To confirm your decision, click on “Delete” again in the pop-up section that will appear.
By following the above steps you will be able to delete the message that you want to.
For mobile users, just long tap on the message that you want to delete and select the delete option, and you will be good to go.
If you want to delete all the messages on discord then read our complete guide on “How To Delete All Messages On Discord? (Step by Step 2022)”
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
Here are some of the frequently asked questions asked by the Discord users related to seeing deleted text and other queries that they have about the Discord application.
How Do I Find Deleted Discord Servers?
Unfortunately, there is no method to retrieve a deleted server. The best way to proceed would be to create a new server and send invitations to the users who were previously on the previous server. Also, create the same channels in it and make it familiar. But, everything that you’ve had in the previous server would be lost.
Can I Report Deleted Messages?
Since deleted messages are permanently removed, it can be difficult to report them if you are being harassed or if the message’s content violated the rules because you need to be able to show the message and give detailed information about the individual who sent it.
Is BlueCord Safe?
Although using third-party plugins is against the Discord TOS, the plugin is safe to use. Furthermore, you won’t be banned unless you are reported, so if you keep it a secret, you won’t be.
You must identify and delete the cache files from your device’s drive-in in order to erase the Discord cache from a Windows or macOS device. If you use a mobile device, you can delete the app or go to the device settings to completely clear the cache.
To delete a Discord account, you just need to go to the application settings and complete the process to delete it. However, keep in mind that if you have a server on Discord then it will all be lost. So, transfer the ownership to another account before deleting your account.
In conclusion, if you’ve already installed the BetterDiscord app and the MessageLoggerV2 plugin, you can view deleted messages on Discord. If you want to view deleted messages from before the installation, it is not possible.
You’ve now learned how to use your PC and mobile phone to view deleted messages and images on Discord. However, be aware that the BlueCord app for the phone version can only be used with Android. However, the PC version utilizes the Better Discord program and is compatible with both MAC and Windows.
I hope this article provided all the information that you were looking for. Also, read our Discord Tips to know about the Discord application and its functions