The Facebook inbox has sorting and management features to help keep your messages organized. When you’re finished working with a message, you can archive the thread to free up room in your inbox. Archiving removes message threads from view without permanently deleting them. You can see archived messages with just a few clicks.

Step 1

Log in to your Facebook account and select the “Messages” icon in the upper-right corner of any page.

Step 2

Click the “See All” link at the bottom of the list. Select the “More” option beside the Inbox heading on the resulting page.

Step 3

Select “Archived” from the drop-down menu to see a complete list of all archived messages. Click on a message to view the complete thread.