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The Ultimate Guide to Download Chat History Messenger on Any Device


How to Download Chat History from Messenger




Have you ever wanted to save your conversations on Messenger for future reference? Maybe you want to keep a record of an important chat with a friend, a family member, or a business partner. Or maybe you want to back up your messages in case you lose access to your account or device. Whatever the reason, downloading chat history from Messenger is possible and easy. In this article, we will show you how to do it on both a web browser and a mobile device.




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Introduction




Why you might want to download chat history from Messenger




Messenger is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with over 1.3 billion monthly active users. It allows you to send text, voice, video, and image messages, as well as stickers, emojis, GIFs, and more. You can also make voice and video calls, create group chats, and use various features like polls, games, and stories.


With so much communication happening on Messenger, you might want to download chat history from Messenger for different purposes. For example, you might want to:


  • Save important or memorable conversations that you don't want to lose or forget.



  • Back up your messages in case something happens to your account or device.



  • Transfer your messages to another device or platform.



  • Print out your messages for legal or personal reasons.



  • Analyze your messages for insights or trends.



What you need to download chat history from Messenger




To download chat history from Messenger, you need the following:


  • A Facebook account that is linked to your Messenger account.



  • A web browser or a mobile device with the Messenger app installed.



  • A stable internet connection.



  • Some patience, as the process might take some time depending on the size of your data.



How to download chat history from Messenger on a web browser




If you prefer to use a web browser on your computer or laptop, here are the steps to download chat history from Messenger:


Step 1: Go to Facebook settings




Open your web browser and go to . Log in with your Facebook account credentials if you haven't already. Then, click on the downward arrow icon at the top right corner of the page and select Settings & Privacy > Settings.


Step 2: Choose your information




On the left sidebar of the settings page, click on Your Facebook Information. Then, click on Download Your Information.


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Step 3: Select the data you want to download




On the Download Your Information page, you will see a list of categories of data that you can download from Facebook. To download chat history from Messenger, make sure that Messages is checked. You can also check other categories if you want to download more data. Then, scroll down and choose the date range, format, and media quality of your data. The default settings are All of my data, HTML, and High. You can change them according to your preference. For example, you can choose a specific date range if you only want to download chat history from Messenger for a certain period of time. You can also choose JSON format if you want to view your data in a more structured way. Finally, you can choose Low or Medium quality if you want to reduce the file size of your data.


Step 4: Create your file and wait for it to be ready




Once you have selected the data you want to download, click on Create File. Facebook will then start preparing your file, which might take some time depending on the amount of data you have. You will see a message that says "A copy of your information is being created". You can leave the page and come back later, or wait until you receive a notification or an email that says "Your Facebook information file is ready to download".


Step 5: Download your file and view your chat history




When your file is ready, go back to the Download Your Information page and click on Available Copies. You will see a list of files that you have requested, along with their size, format, and date. Click on Download next to the file that contains your chat history from Messenger. You might need to enter your Facebook password to confirm the download. Then, save the file to your computer and unzip it. You will see a folder named messages, which contains subfolders for each of your conversations on Messenger. Open the subfolder of the chat that you want to view and double-click on the HTML file. You will see your chat history displayed in a web browser, along with any attachments like photos, videos, or audio files.


How to download chat history from Messenger on a mobile device




If you prefer to use a mobile device like a smartphone or a tablet, here are the steps to download chat history from Messenger:


Step 1: Open Messenger and tap your profile icon




Open the Messenger app on your device and make sure you are logged in with your Facebook account. Then, tap on your profile icon at the top left corner of the screen.


Step 2: Tap Account settings and Download your information




On your profile page, scroll down and tap on Account settings under Legal & Policies. Then, tap on Download your information.


Step 3: Select the data you want to download




On the Download Your Information page, you will see a list of categories of data that you can download from Facebook. To download chat history from Messenger, make sure that Messages is checked. You can also check other categories if you want to download more data. Then, scroll down and choose the date range, format, and media quality of your data. The default settings are All of my data, HTML, and High. You can change them according to your preference.


Step 4: Create your file and wait for it to be ready




Once you have selected the data you want to download, tap on Create File. Facebook will then start preparing your file, which might take some time depending on the amount of data you have. You will see a message that says "A copy of your information is being created". You can leave the app and come back later, or wait until you receive a notification or an email that says "Your Facebook information file is ready to download".


Step 5: Download your file and view your chat history




When your file is ready, go back to the Download Your Information page and tap on Available Copies. You will see


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