Facebook Messenger is one of the most widely used instant messaging applications. Messenger is a great way to stay connected with your near and dear ones. If you also use messenger regularly, you may receive some important messages which you don’t want to lose. The best way to save this is by backing up your messages. However, this is not very simple as there is no backup option in the messenger app.
Other instant messaging applications like what’s app comes with a backup option using which you can easily save your messages, but you will not find any such option in the messenger app. So, what to do now? Well, don’t worry as we will help you out.
You can download the chat history and other data of your Facebook messenger using their website. For this, you need to open the desktop version of the Facebook website using a computer. Then follow these steps to backup your Messenger messages.
Steps to Backup Facebook Messenger Conversations
Open your Facebook account using a laptop or desktop.
Once your Facebook page is loaded head to the Account section.
Click on Settings option to open the General account settings.
Here you find an option saying Download a Copy.
This link will take you the download’s page.
Once you are here click on the Start My Archive Button.
At this point, you will be asked to verify your identity. Complete this process.
Now click Download Archive.
Using this you can download Facebook messages, photos, shared videos and also the information about your Facebook profile.
Your backup will be downloaded as a ZIP file which can be extracted using any unzipping application.
On unzipping the folder, you will find many HTML files. Open the messages.htm file using a web browser. Here you will find all your messages.
So you have successfully created a Backup of all your Facebook messages.