How to See Deleted Messages on Discord

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As a Discord owner, you should know about posts that break your rules, even if they’re deleted. Here is how to see deleted messages.

If you run a Discord server, you may have issues with members of your server not abiding by the rules. It can be hard to prove any wrongdoing if the user deletes their messages before you can see them, however. Without evidence, it can be hard to justify a ban or time out.

It doesn’t have to be this way, however. Although it’s not technically within Discord’s rules, there are ways to be able to see messages on your server even after they’ve been removed.

Here’s how to see deleted messages on Discord.

Can You View Deleted Messages on Discord?

There’s no way to see deleted messages natively in Discord. That’s because the content is wiped from Discord’s servers when a message is deleted (according to the company itself). Deleted messages can’t be recovered in Discord because they no longer exist.

However, it is possible to keep a log of all Discord messages (deleted or otherwise) using one of the methods below.

You should be aware, however, that this may be against Discord’s terms of service, so you should use these methods at your own discretion.

How to See Deleted Messages on Discord Using Better Discord

Better Discord is an app intended to improve the functionality of Disc.ombined with the MessageLoggerV2 plugin, you can log all of the messages on your server, and easily see any deleted messages in your logs.

You won’t be able to see any deleted messages that were removed prior to setting this up, however.

View Deleted Discord Messages With Better Discord

  1. Download the Better Discord app and run the installer.
  2. Accept the License Agreement.
  3. Select Install Better Discord and click Next.
    install better discord
  4. Select the location of your Discord app and click Install.
    choose discord location
  5. Once the installation is complete, Discord should launch.
  6. Download MessageLoggerV2 and make sure you know where it has been saved.
  7. Launch Discord.
  8. Click the Settings icon.
    discord settings
  9. Scroll down to the Better Discord section and click Plugins.
    discord better discord plugins
  10. Click Open Plugin Folder.
    discord open plugin folder
  11. When the Plugin Folder opens, navigate to your MessageLoggerV2 download and drag it into the Plugin Folder.
    drag to plugin folder
  12. Return to Discord and click the toggle switch to enable the plugin.
    discord enable plugin
  13. If you receive a message about missing libraries, click Download Now to install them.
    discord download libraries
  14. Click the toggle switch for each library to enable them.
    discord enable libraries
  15. Return to the home screen and right-click the server you want to monitor.
    discord server list
  16. Select Message Logger > Add to Whitelist.
    discord add to whitelist
  17. Better Discord will now start logging messages on this server.
  18. When a message is deleted, the deleted message will still be visible to you in the chat channel in red text. It will not be visible to other users.
    discord deleted message
  19. To see all deleted messages, right-click on the server icon.
    discord server list
  20. Select Message Logger > Open Logs.
    discord open logs
  21. Under the Deleted tab you will see all deleted messages.
    discord deleted tab

How to See Deleted Messages on Discord Using Dyno Bot

Dyno Bot is a customizable Discord server moderation bot that offers powerful moderation features such as auto-moderation, timed mutes and bans, and anti-spam settings.

You can also use Dyno Bot to inform you immediately when a message is deleted on your server.

How to View Deleted Discord Messages with Dyno Bot

  1. In a browser, navigate to
  2. Scroll down and click Login with Discord.
    dynobot login with discord
  3. Sign in using your Discord credentials.
  4. Select the server you want to use Dyno Bot on.
    dynobot select server
  5. Click Continue to allow Dyno to access your Discord account.
    authorize dynobot
  6. Once you’ve granted all the relevant permissions, choose the settings for your bot and click Next.
    setup dynobot
  7. Repeat the process for the next two screens—Dyno Bot will be added to your server.
  8. In Discord, to set up a dedicated channel for your deletion logs, click the small arrow next to Text Channels.
    discord add new channel
  9. Give your channel a name, toggle Private Channel to On, and click Next.
    rename channel in discord
  10. Include Dyno as a member, but don’t add anyone else unless you want them to be able to see the deleted messages too.
    add dynobot in discord
  11. Click Create Channel to add your new channel to your server.
    discord create channel
  12. Return to the Dyno website and click Manage Servers.
    dynobot manage servers
  13. Select the relevant server and click the small arrow icon next to Modules.
    dynobot modules
  14. Select Action Log.
    dynobot action log
  15. Set the Log Channel to the channel you just created in Discord.
    dynobot log channel
  16. Scroll down to Message Events and check Message Delete, Image Delete, and Bulk Message Delete.
  17. dynobot action log settings

Now that your Action Log is set up, any time a message is deleted from your server you will receive a message in your private channel. This will include the content of the deleted message.

dynobot deleted message

The same will also apply to deleted images.

dynobot deleted image

Take Control of Discord Moderation

Knowing how to see deleted messages on Discord makes it easier for you to moderate your server and remove people who are breaking the rules — even if they delete their messages to try to cover their tracks. Remember that, in doing so, you may be violating Discord’s terms of service.

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  1. Starman

    April 3, 2024 at 4:31 am (Quark) is a very good alternative to Dyno as it logs files as well.

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