Are you terrified of the idea that, for one reason or another, your conversations initiated through Facebook Messenger could be irretrievably lost and would you like to know if there is a system to be able to export them, in order to prevent such a situation? Well, then I would say that you have come to the right guide, at the right time: if you allow me a few minutes I can explain the various systems you have from yours to be able, in fact, to export messages from Messenger .
In the following lines, in fact, I will go to show you how to carry out the operation in question using a special function made available directly by the social network and how to accomplish the feat by making screenshots of the various messages. How do you say? Are you interested in saving only received or sent voice clips? No problem, you can do this too, with a special “trick”.
But now let’s not waste any more time chatting and let’s get to work. So get yourself comfortable and immediately start concentrating on reading what is reported below. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you have learned and that, in case of need, you will be ready to provide useful suggestions in this regard to all your interested friends. Let it bet?
How to export messages from Messenger
To begin with, let’s find out how to export messages from Messenger using the special function made available directly from Facebook, thanks to which you can download a complete copy of your data on the social network. You can do it both from smartphones and tablets and from computers . You will find everything explained in detail below.
From smartphones and tablets
If you want to use the tool made available by the same team of Mark Zuckerberg’s social network to export messages received and sent on Messenger and if, in particular, you are interested in understanding how to do it by going to act from your smartphone or tablet , first of all to grab your device, to unlock it, to access the Home screen and to start the Facebook app for Android or iOS (depending on the device you are using) by tapping on its icon (the one with the blue background and the ” f ”printed in the center ).
Now that you see the main Facebook screen, press the button with the three horizontal lines on the right and select the Settings and privacy item from the menu that is shown to you, then tap on the words Settings .
In the new screen that is shown to you, touch the item Download your information , select the wording Deselect all and put the check mark only on the box next to the item Messages to, in fact, download a copy only of the messages exchanged through the chat Facebook.
Next, scroll down the screen and press the Create file button . When the file containing the Messenger conversations is processed, you will then receive a specific notice from Facebook and you can proceed with the download of the same by selecting the notification received and tapping the Download button .
Note that by default what is provided to you is an HTML format file . If you want, you can modify it in advance and you can also define the quality of the media files and the reference date range using the appropriate drop-down menus that you find at the bottom of the visible screen to request the creation of the file.
To export messages from Messenger from a computer , using the special tool made available directly by the social network, however, first connect to the latter’s home page via the browser that you usually use from a PC (eg. Chrome ) or to start the official service app available for Windows 10 . Then log into your account (if necessary) by filling in the appropriate fields on the screen with your login data.
Once logged in, click on the button with the arrow pointing down located at the top right and select the Settings item from the menu that appears. In the new screen displayed, select the words Your information on Facebook which you find in the left sidebar and press the View link next to the item Download your information .
At this point, click on the Uncheck all link and check the box next to the Messages item only . Then click on the Create file button at the top and wait for the file with the Messenger chats to be processed by the social network. When it is ready, you will receive a specific notification and you can proceed with the download by selecting it and clicking on the Download button .
Even then, the file that will be returned to you will be in HTML format . If you want, you can change it and you can also select a specific reference date range and set the quality of the multimedia files using, in advance, the appropriate drop-down menus that you find at the top of the screen to export messages.
Export messages from Messenger as screenshots
Are you not interested in understanding how to export messages from Messenger in the form of text but, rather, would you like to know how to save them as a screenshot ? Then follow the instructions on what to do that I have provided you below. This is always feasible both from smartphones and tablets and from computers .
If you want to take a screenshot of a given conversation started using the Messenger app for your Android device , first of all grab the latter, unlock it, access the drawer (the Android screen where you find the icons of all the app) and tap on the Messenger icon (the one with the blue balloon and the lightning bolt in the center ).
Then, go to the Chat section of the application, by tapping on the cartoon symbol at the bottom, select the conversation you want to “immortalize”, the portion of it that interests you and make a screenshot using the “standard” functions of the device . For most Android devices it is sufficient to press the power button and the Home button at the same time . Anyway, for more details about it, I refer you to reading my tutorial on how to photograph the screen on Android.
And if you want to take a screenshot of the entire conversation and not just the screen displayed, to do this you have to resort to the use of one of the many apps used for this purpose, as the functions offered directly by Android do not allow you to perform the operation in question. . Among the various apps on the square, I suggest you turn to LongShot , which is free (but offers in-app purchases at a cost of 2.09 euros to unlock additional functions) and easy to use.
To download it on your device, visit the relevant section of the Play Store and press the Install button . Then, tap the Open button that appeared on the screen or start the app by selecting the relative icon (the one with the two pages ) that has just been added to the drawer .
In the app screen that you now see, press the green button on the right and grant the requested permissions to the app, then open the Messenger app, go to the conversation of your interest and press the Start button of LongShot that you find on the left to start capturing the screen. Then scroll the displayed screen to photograph it in its entirety and, finally, press the LongShot Done button located on the left.
To save the screen obtained, tap on the Save item located at the top right. If you want, you can also make changes to the image in advance by pressing the Adjust buttons that you see on the display.
Are you using an iOS device and wondering how to export messages from Messenger by taking screenshots? Then, first of all, grab your device, unlock it, access the home screen and start the Messenger app by pressing on its icon (the one with the blue balloon and the lightning bolt in the center ).
Now that you see the Messenger app screen, go to the Chat section of the same, by tapping on the cartoon symbol at the bottom, select the conversation of your interest, the portion of the same you want to make a screenshot and capture the screen using the “standard” functions of the device.
To be precise, if you are using an iPhone X or later models , an 11 “ or 12″ iPad Pro , press the right side key and the Volume up key at the same time , while if you are using an iPhone 8 or earlier models and any other iPad model press the top or side button and the Home button . For more details, you can refer to my specific tutorial on how to take a screenshot on iPhone.
If you then want to capture a screenshot of an entire conversation on Messenger and not just the current screen, you can do it using special apps, as in the case of Tailor , free (but with in-app purchases at a cost of 3.49 euros to remove advertising) and easy to use.
To download it on your device, visit the relevant section of the App Store , press the Get / Install button and authorize the download via Face ID , Touch ID or Apple account password .
Then, open the Messenger app again, make more screenshots of the various parts of the conversation by proceeding as I explained above and open the Tailor app by selecting the relative icon (the one with the sheet ) that has been added to the home screen .
At this point, press the Allow Access button to grant the application the permissions necessary to work correctly, wait for the app to identify the various screenshots captured and automatically merge them into a single image, then press the Share button below and choose the app or the location to save the resulting screenshot.
Do you want to take a screenshot of the conversations on Facebook chat from your computer and you don’t know how to do it? It’s child’s play. First, connect to the Facebook home page using the browser you generally use to surf the Net from a PC or open the social network application available for Windows 10 and, if necessary, log in to your account by filling in the fields on screen with your login details.
Subsequently, click on the cartoon symbol that you find at the top of the screen and on the item See all on Messenger located at the bottom of the menu that has opened. Then select the conversation you are interested in from the list on the left.
At this point, all you have to do is take advantage of the “standard” functions of Windows and macOS to take a screenshot of the portion of the conversation that interests you. If you don’t know how to take a screenshot, you can find out by following the instructions on what to do that I gave you in my detailed guides on, respectively, how to take a screenshot with Windows and how to take a screenshot with Mac.
And if you want to capture a screenshot of the entire conversation and not a single portion, you have to resort to third-party tools. Personally I suggest you to use the Nimbus Screenshot and Screencast extension , free and available for both the Chrome browser and Firefox . As you can guess from the name itself, it allows you to make screenshots of various types and to make screen recordings.
To use it, if you are using Chrome visit the relevant section on the Chrome Web Store , click on the Add button and on the Add extension button . If, on the other hand, you are using Firefox, visit the relevant section on the Mozilla store dedicated to add-ons , click on the Add to Firefox button , on the one with the word Install and on the OK button .
Now, regardless of the browser used, go to the page relating to the Messenger conversation you want to take a screenshot of, scroll up the conversation in order to get to the starting point of the discussion, click on the extension icon ( the one with the “N” ) located on the browser toolbar (at the top of the window) and select the Full page item from the menu that opens.
Once this is done, you will get an image including the whole discussion and you can decide whether to edit it directly in the browser or to save it as it is, by clicking on the Done button and on Save as image . Et voila !
Note: from a web browser, as well as via the Facebook site, you can also access the conversations you wish to take a screenshot of via the Messenger site . The steps you need to take to access the chats of your interest are the same as those seen together just now for the social network portal.
How to save voicemail messages from Messenger
Are you interested in understanding how to save only the voice messages received on Messenger? This can also be done. To do this, just put into practice a special “trick”, the one I have explained to you in this passage. However, I anticipate that this is only feasible from a computer and, to be precise, only through the browser .
That said, the first step you need to take is to start the browser you usually use to surf the Net from a PC and connect to the Facebook home page for mobile devices from the latter. If necessary, log in to your account by filling in the appropriate fields visible on the screen with your access data.
Next, click on the icon with the comic which is located on the blue bar at the top and select the reference from the conversation that is offered to you. In the chat screen that you now see, locate the voice message (received or sent) you want to download, click on the button with the three vertical dots next to it and select the item Download from the menu that appears. What you will eventually get will be an audio file in AAC format .