Discord - The chat for gamers is now being used by millions of users for free text & voice communications with friends, diverse communities, and developers. If you have used Discord, you'll probably know that Discord doesn't let you see deleted messages. And if you are looking for a solution on how to get a chat logger on Discord, then you must check our helpful tips and tricks listed in this guide that will help you see deleted messages on Discord.
Discord claims that once a user deletes a message, it is removed from the system permanently. However, that's not true, as it's said that whatever you put on the internet is there forever.
This guide will show you how you can see deleted messages on Discord using simple tricks.
So let's get started.
Is it possible to see Deleted messages in Discord?
Unfortunately, once a message is deleted, there is no official way to recover it, as per Discord. But there are a few ways using which you can recover or see deleted on Discord. There are various chat loggers available that you can add to your server to see deleted messages.
Although, if you want to see deleted messages in your DMs, then you'll need to install the message logger plugin through BetterDiscord. The process can be a little complex if you are not a computer geek, but in this detailed guide, we'll try to make things as simple as possible.
How to use BetterDiscord message logger?
To use BetterDiscord's message logger plugin, you'll need to set a few things up. Note that using BetterDiscord is against Discord's TOS as it violates some of their terms of service. Using BetterDiscord may result in account termination.
#1 Download BetterDiscord
To install BetterDiscord, you'll need to be on the desktop version of the Discord app.
Head over to the official site of BetterDiscord and download the application.
Allow the License and click on "install" from the available options.
You'll see three different versions of Discord, i.e., Discord, Discord PTB, and Discord canary.
Simply choose the "Discord" option
Click install, and your Discord will restart with BetterDiscord installed.
BetterDiscord has over 20 million users and provides manually verified plugins for malicious code. Make sure to download the plugins from their official repository to be safe from hackers.
#2 Install Message Logger V2
Message logger V2 is a verified BetterDiscord plugin that saves all deleted and purged messages and all edit history and ghost pings. With highly configurable ignore options and even restoring deleted messages after restarting Discord.
Visit the GitHub repository for Message Logger
Download the plugin
Extract the file
After downloading the message logger plugin, now you'll have to install it in your BetterDiscord application. Let's see how to install the plugin.
#3 Enable the Message Logger plugin in BetterDiscord
Once you have installed the plugin, you'll need to add it to your BetterDiscord plugin directory. Here's how you can add the plugin in BetterDiscord:
Open the Discord app
Click on the "gear" icon and open the "user settings"
Click on the "BetterDiscord" header
Open the plugins directory
Choose the "Message Logger" folder
Click on "Add plugin"
Go back and enable the "Message logger V2" plugin
Make sure to enable the plugin when you're done adding it. If you see a Missing library option
then click on the "Download Now" option to install the missing libraries and to make your plugin work.
#4 Select the server and view logs
Now you have successfully installed the Message Logger V2 plugin. Let's see how to use it:
First, you'll have to choose the server on which you want to view deleted messages.
Right-click on server settings
Choose the "open logs" options
Here you can choose from deleted, edited, purged, and ghost pings option
Choose the tab you want to view.
Now you can view almost all message events in a server without admin permissions or add a logger bot in the servers. But note that although BetterDiscord has around 20 million users, it's against Discord's Terms of Service. So use it at your own risk.
Other Methods To See Deleted Messages In Discord
There are various other methods that you can use to see deleted messages or to see chat logs. if you are a server admin, you can use multiple bots that are available to log chats on your server.
In this Guide, we have listed some of the most used chat loggers and moderation bots. Let's see each of them one by one.
Chat Logger Bot
As the name suggests chat logger bot is specifically used to log chats in a server. This easy-to-use moderation bot requires little to no permissions, i.e., webhook, add reactions and manage messages permission.
The chat logger bot is an advanced logging bot that also logs the user's id who deleted or edited the message. Let's see how to set up the Chat Logger bot:
Invite the bot to your server
Set permissions (No need to give admin)
Create a channel where you want the chats to be logged (# logs)
Use the slash command "/setlogs" in the logs channel
And that's it. The bot will now log every message on your server. Alternatively, you can disable logs for private channels by using the command "/setlogs 0" in that specific channel so that the bot will not log messages in that channel.
Dyno (Moderation Bot)
Dyno is a multipurpose moderation bot that you are probably familiar with. Now let's see how you can use this bot as a message logger for your server.
The process is quite simple. Follow the steps below;
Invite the Dyno bot to your server
On their site, you'll see a "Login with Discord" option
Once you are logged in, select your server
In the server dashboard, enable the "Action Log" module
Select the log channel
Choose the type of message you want to log, i.e., message deleted/edited.
Once you set up the dashboard, you don't need to save anything as it's auto-saved. Now the bot will start logging messages of your server in that message logger channel.
How To See Deleted Discord Messages Using Synced Notifications?
There are various notification saver apps available on the PlayStore and AppStore that you can use to save your direct message notification and see them even after the user deletes them.
We have listed some of the best working notification-saver apps here:
#1 Notification History - Recover Deleted Messages
Notification History is a free app that saves all the notifications that you receive on your phone. You can view all the saved notifications by tapping on the line menu. There is also a feature to sort those notifications by time range.
And to erase the notifications, just tap on the trash icon that will clear all the notifications saved by the app. The major drawback of this app is that it contains loads of ads that you can remove by purchasing their premium plan, which costs around $5.
#2 Recent Notification
Recent notification is another popular notification saver app having 5 million plus downloads. This app provides loads of features to sort the notification you have received, including app grouping and choosing between light and dark modes.
You can group your notifications so that if you want to see notifications from telegram, you can open the telegram group. You can also set a time limit in which your saved notifications will be auto-deleted to free up space.
The quick find option can be used to find notifications of previous weeks by just sorting the list. If your notification comes with a picture, the app also saves that picture. That's one of the best features of this app.
Using these notification-saver apps means you don't have to worry about losing a notification even if the sender deletes that message. All the apps listed above are free to use with in-app purchases to access premium features.
How to see deleted messages on Discord mobile?
The best way to see deleted messages on Discord mobile is to use a notification logger application. You can use the notification-saver apps listed above. As BetterDiscord won't work on mobile devices, the best way is to use a notification logger to see deleted messages on Discord mobile.
Are message loggers against Discord TOS?
Yes, message loggers, including the BetterDiscord application, are against the Discord terms of service as they manipulate the original code of the application. Using a message logger may result in account termination.
Does Discord audit log shows deleted messages?
Yes, if you are a server admin, you'll be able to access the server audit logs, where you can recently delete and edit messages in that specific server.
Are deleted messages gone forever?
According to Discord, when messages are deleted, they are permanently wiped away. But using the methods listed in our guide, you'll be able to see and save deleted in your Discord application.
Can server owners see deleted messages?
Yes, if the server has a message logger bot enabled, then the server owners can see deleted or edited messages on their server. They can also use the native Discord "audit logs" feature to see recently deleted messages on their server.