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“Can you see deleted messages on Discord?” is a question important to Discord server owners and admins who need to review these messages for moderation purposes.
The answer is: no; by default, you cannot! However, you can use third-party tools that log user messages and simply check the logs when you need to.
As the most popular Discord moderation bot out there, Dyno Bot takes your server management game to the next level! And one of its best features is the Action Log, which records anything users say on your server and sends you a copy to your dedicated log channel.
To set it up correctly, just follow these straightforward steps:
At this point, Dyno Bot will be incorporated into your Discord server, and to finalize the setup process, open Discord, access your server, and do the following:
Now that you are done, you can sit back and let Dyno Bot do all the monitoring for you. Whenever a user deletes their message, image, or anything else, it will be redirected to the private channel you created above.
Your second-best option for keeping track of all deleted Discord messages is to use BetterDiscord—the platform’s enhancement project that adds a ton of functionality to your Discord experience, from different themes to advanced plugins.
One such plugin is MessageLoggerV2, which records all future messages sent in your server, and to set it up, you only have to complete several steps:
After completing the above steps, your server will never lose a message again. To find all deleted messages, you only have to get to ‘Message Logger’ and click ‘Open Logs’. There, you’ll find all your deleted messages under their own tab. You’ll be able to view all edited messages and ghost pings as well.
Note: Deleted messages will also be recolored red and remain viewable to the server owner in the respective chat channel.
Last but not least, finding deleted Discord messages is also possible on mobile either by using the Dyno Bot, which works with the app as well, or downloading Aliucord, which is like a Better Discord for Android, and installing its MessageLogger plugin.
While you don’t have to do anything special to set your Dyno Bot on mobile since it’s already up and running by following the desktop process outlined above, installing Aliucord and its plugins is a more involved process comprising around dozen steps:
Once the plugin is up and running, you can see all deleted and edited messages in red with a timestamp indicating they were deleted or changed.
If you are a parent worried about what your kids may be up to on Discord, you can also install the AirDroid Parental Control app on your device. Then, you’ll have to download and install the AirDroid Kids app on your children’s phones and pair both of them.
Afterward, tracking what your kids are doing on social media is as easy as starting the Parental Control app and checking out everything they are doing and communicating. You can even mirror the screen they are seeing to check on them in real-time.
Viewing Discord messages after they have been deleted is only possible if you have third-party mods that record whatever users say across your servers. For example, Dyno Bot will message you whenever a user deletes a message in your server, whereas BetterDiscord (with the proper plugin) will retain the original message but color it red.
You cannot see deleted messages by default, even if you are the server owner. You need third-party tools like Dyno Bot or BetterDiscord that record user actions to do that.
No, you cannot, since deleted messages are gone for good. However, admins can utilize the Delete and Report feature to quickly delete an offensive message and save a copy for the Trust & Safety team.
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