It’s said that whatever you put on the Internet is there forever, and that includes deleted messages on Discord. So if somebody has deleted a message on Discord and you want to check what it said or get access to the information again, then it’s possible to do so in 4 easy steps.
Just remember that if you can see deleted messages on Discord, then so can anybody else, so be aware of what you write in the first place because the discord message will still be available but just hidden from regular view.
The same is true for edited messages; it’s possible to see what an original message said after somebody has made an edit.
Follow along as I take you through the four simple steps to see deleted messages on Discord.
To see deleted messages on Discord, you have to go through four reasonably simple steps that we’ll discuss below; the steps are as follows:
BetterDiscord is an application to enhance the functionality of Discord and is required to do anything advanced, including checking for deleted or edited messages on the server.
Head over to BetterDiscord and download the application.
During installation, you’ll be asked several questions, including:
Once installed, Discord will automatically open up, and a pop-up should appear that indicates the version of BetterDiscord that you have now installed.
MessageLoggerV2 is a plugin for BetterDiscord that uses the enhanced functionality to give you access to deleted or edited messages on a server.
Download MessageLoggerV2 and save it to a location you can remember.
Once you’ve got BetterDiscord installed and downloaded the MessageLoggerV2 plugin, you need to install and enable the plugin.
Everything should now be installed, and it’s just a matter of selecting the correct server and viewing the available logs.
At this point, you now have access to view server logs related to various actions, and you can pick the tab to see the specific logs you want to view.
Using the method above, you get access to four different kinds of server logs, including what the message was, the date and time, and the user it’s related to.
Deleted messages are just that, messages that somebody has deleted for many reasons.
Edited messages let you see the messages that people have edited, which could be a simple spelling correction or could be that they completely changed the meaning of what they said.
Purged messages are where an admin purges messages, either a specific user’s messages or the last x number of messages that were on the server.
Ghost pings are where somebody notifies you through a channel but then deletes it quickly. You come to the discord server to see who wants something but then don’t find the message or who did it. These logs will show those ghost pings.
As a regular user, you can’t see the historical discord server logs, and using the method above will only allow you to see logs from the point you install and enable the MessageLoggerV2 plugin.
So if you hoped to see or find information that was deleted before doing all this, then it’s not possible as a regular user.
However, it’s still worthwhile to install BetterDiscord and MessageLoggerV2 to find and view any future issues or deleted messages.
BetterDiscord and MessageLoggerV2 go against the terms of service from Discord, so you’re technically not allowed to use them and must accept any risks by doing so.
That being said, BetterDiscord and MessageLoggerV2 are both run client-side, which means those only access information coming to or accessible from your system or Discord client.
There have never been any known checks against client-side modifications of Discord. Discord has never recorded or known bannings for users that mod any client-side activities or features.
It’s possible to see deleted messages on Discord if you have already installed the BetterDiscord application and MessageLoggerV2 plugin. However, it’s impossible if you want to see deleted messages prior to the installation.
It’s well worth installing these applications so that any issues in the future are recorded and you have access to them. It’s especially interesting or informative on larger Discord servers where there are many deletes or edits to messages. They can completely change how or why a conversation went down a certain path.
Just remember that this is a client-side application, so if you go offline or shut down Discord, then the deleted messages will not queue and be available once you come back online.