Facebook Messenger is a convenient way to stay in touch with friends and family, but all your conversations are stored on the platform.
So whether you’re worried about data privacy or just want to keep a personal record of your chats, downloading your Facebook Messenger chat history is a great way to take control of your data.
Whether a tech-savvy user or a complete beginner, you can easily and quickly download your Facebook Messenger chаt history.
- Logging into your Facebook account: Open the Facebook website or mobile app and enter your login credentials (email or phone number and password) to access your account.
- Navigating to your account settings: Once you’re logged in, click on the small arrow in the top-right corner of the screen. From the drop-down menu, select “Settings.”
- Finding the option to download your information: In the settings menu, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Your Facebook Information” tab.
- Selecting which information to download: On your Facebook Information page, click “Download Your Information.”
- Select the information you wаnt to download, including chat history: Under the Available Data field, check the box next to “Messenger” to include all your chat histories.
- Initiating the download process: Once you have selected the information you want to download, click the “Create File” button. It may take a few minutes or hours to generate the download file, depending on the size of your data. You’ll receive an email notification once it’s ready. Download the file and keep it safe.
Note: Some conversations may not be included in the download file if the other person has deleted their account or if the conversation was with a business or organization.
Tips and Tricks
A. How to locate the downloaded file on your computer: Once the download is complete, the file will be saved to your computer’s downloads folder or the location you specified during the download process. Look for a file with the name “facebook-yourusername” and the file extension .zip.
B. How to open and read the file: To open the file, you’ll need to unzip it by double-clicking on the file. This will extrаct the files contained within the zip archive. You’ll find the messenger data in a folder named “messages” open the folder, and then you will find the messages in Html format. You can open the file using a web browser or a text editor.
C. How to delete your chat history from Facebook: If you no longer want your chat history to be stored on Facebook, you can delete it by going to your account settings and selecting the option to delete your data. It cannot be recovered once you delete your data.
Note: When you delete your chаt history from Facebook, it will not delete your downloaded file. You will have to delete it manually from your computer.
Downloading your Facebook Messenger chat history is a simple process that can be done by following a few easy steps.
You can easily download a copy of your chat history by logging into your account, navigating to your account settings, and selecting the option to download your information.
Once you delete your data, it cannot be recovered.