Relatively frequently, either due to mishandled flags, or due to a misclick, messages end up deleted when they shouldn't be.

This is particularly odd, since everywhere else on the network, moderators have the tools needed to correct minor mistakes like these. However, any error in chat means those messages are permanently gone.

Would it be possible to add a feature allowing for moderator undeletion of deleted chat messages?

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    I think this could be useful, but I can't think of any case where I would've needed to undelete a message. Worse comes to worse, the person will repeat themselves.
    – Zizouz212
    Dec 3, 2015 at 0:31
  • @Zizouz212 I've had it happen before where undeleting a message would have been helpful, but I'll admit it doesn't come up too often. Still, it's inconsistent behavior: undeleting a comment I deleted doesn't come up often either, but it can still be done when needed.
    – user206222
    Dec 3, 2015 at 0:33
  • I agree with @Zizouz212, I'm hard pressed to find a useful application of this. A chat message really isn't that important... it might be nice to have in a very very few cases, but otherwise...
    – hichris123
    Dec 3, 2015 at 0:51
  • @hichris123 Same thing with undeleting comments, though. It's a low-priority feature request to be sure, but it would be nice to have.
    – user206222
    Dec 3, 2015 at 1:21


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