How to Count Messages on Messenger (Messenger Message Counter)

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who enjoy talking on long calls but hate texts and those who prefer texting only to avoid phone calls. And if you’re here reading our blog today, we’re guessing that you’re the latter kind, indulged in texting more than calls, be it generally or on Facebook Messenger.

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The release of a separate messaging app for Facebook was the right decision and has made the lives of countless people easier.

Today, if you enjoy talking to someone on Facebook but find your newsfeed annoying, you can simply keep the Messenger app on your smartphone without having to download the whole Facebook app.

But when it comes to counting messages on Messenger, can either of these apps help?

Well, that’s what we aim to figure out in our article today.

Stay with us until the end to learn more about how to see how many messages you have with someone on Messenger.

Sound’s good? Let’s get started.

Reasons to Count Messages on Messenger

Why would someone want to count the number of messages they’ve exchanged with someone on Facebook Messenger or any other social media platform, for that matter?

Well, to begin with, perhaps this person might want to see the first message on Messenger and is wondering how long they will be scrolling for.

Regardless of the reason, wanting to count the number of messages in a chat is a legitimate concern.

Can You Count Messages on Messenger App?

Unfortunately, you can’t count the number of messages on Messenger app. When you open a conversation, there’s no way for you to know how many messages you’ve sent to someone, particularly without counting them manually.

And if we’re talking about any conversation that stretches longer than 20 messages, we might as well acknowledge that manual counting will not solve this problem.

Can You Count Messages on Browser Version of Messenger?

In the older web version of Facebook Messenger, when you’d try to go back in a chat by scrolling up, you’d see a notification of Loading xyz+ messages.

This would give us the exact idea of how far we were from the first message. Do you think that still happens if you use Facebook Messenger on a computer?

If you log into Facebook on your web browser today, you’ll be surprised to see how much has changed. Today, even the browser version of Facebook has a separate messenger where all your chats are stored.

And when you open a chat here and scroll up, all you’ll see is the reloading arrow until you’re taken all the way back, without ever finding out the number of messages exchanged.

In other words, it’s clear to us that trying to count the number of messages on Facebook (without doing it manually) is no longer possible on both smartphones and web browsers.

So, what other alternatives do we have? Well, let’s find out.

How to Count Messages on Messenger (Messenger Message Counter)

While the official application or website of Messenger might not help you with counting the number of your messages, you can always find help elsewhere. Wondering what we mean? Well, we’re talking about third-party apps and tools.

There are many third-party tools and extensions that you can use in order to count the number of messages in a thread. And most of these tools are not even limited to Facebook; they can also count your mails on Gmail and messages on other platforms like WhatsApp, Instagram, and so on.

In fact, some of these tools can even count the number of characters in a message if you want them to. If you simply type “Messenger Message Counter” on your web browser today, you’ll be surprised to see how many tools are available to get it done.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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