How to Save Entire Facebook Messenger Conversation With Someone

If We were to ask you which was the first social media platform you signed up on, there’s a really big chance that you’ll reply with Facebook. That is if you’re older than the age of 19. Those younger than that were equally influenced by Instagram, so there’s no telling in their case. However, if Facebook was so influential that the majority of social media users signed up there first, what changed? Sure, Instagram came into the picture, but so did many other platforms before it. What’s so special about Instagram that made Facebook, the long-established best social media platform, look dull in comparison?

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Well, if you’ve used both platforms, you already know the answer. It won’t be fair to say that one of these platforms is better since both are at the top of the market. But don’t worry; there are certain ways to measure their efficiency, popularity, relevance, and overall status.

In terms of popularity, Facebook has always been at the top; its smartphone app has more than three billion monthly active users. In fact, it’s the most populous social media platform ever! Isn’t that so cool? In comparison, Instagram has less than 2.5 billion monthly active users, which is also considerable.

It’s obvious that more people use Facebook than Instagram. Still, the former is nowhere near close to competing with Instagram regarding social relevance. So, how is this possible?

Well, the answer is simple: both platforms have different target audiences. While Facebook caters to Boomers with its marketplace and easy design, Instagram and its trendsetting qualities appeal more to Millennials and Gen Z.

So, while neither platform is better than the other, Instagram is much more relevant to present social trends. From pop culture to teen influencers, everything is happening there.

Facebook is more like your bedroom in your hometown that you never want to leave. It’s comfortable, but it’s not the real world. It’s much more suited for your parents and grandparents.

Today’s blog will discuss how you can save an entire conversation on Facebook Messenger.

How to Save Entire Facebook Messenger Conversation With Someone?

Let’s start with the question you initially asked: how can you save an entire conversation on Facebook Messenger with someone? This question is not very specific, but we’ve still done our best to answer it.

Although all your Facebook Messenger conversations are immediately saved on the app on your smartphone, you cannot save them to your smartphone. Here, by saving, we’re referring to downloading it in a different location from where you’ll be able to share it.

It just doesn’t make any sense for users to be able to do that. After all, both conversation participants deserve privacy, so neither one should be able to save and share all their chats.

So, there’s no way to achieve what you’re asking for. That being said, one thing you can do is download your Facebook Messenger data to your smartphone. That way, you have a chance of recovering that conversation.

However, it’s not easy to sort through years and years of data to look for one chat in particular. It’s not an ideal situation; at this point, it depends on how important it is to save that chat.

There are also some alternative options that you can use to avoid having to save a conversation like so. We’ll discuss those later in the blog.

Here’s how to recover your Facebook Messenger data on the browser

Step 1: Launch Facebook on your browser and log into your account.

Step 2: The first page you’ll see is your Facebook Timeline. In the right corner, you’ll see an icon of your profile picture. Tap on it.

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Step 3: On the menu that appears, tap on the first option called Settings and Privacy. On the next menu, tap on Settings.

save entire facebook messenger conversation with someone

Step 4: Under Settings, locate and tap on Your Facebook Information.

Step 5: Tap on the third option on the page called Download your information.

save entire facebook messenger conversation with someone

Step 6: On the Meta Privacy Centre page, locate and tap on the blue colored Download your Information button.

Step 7: Next, tap on Request a Download and then on Select types of Information instead of Complete Copy. This’ll just make it much easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

Step 8: Now, tap on Messages and the Next button at the bottom. Then tap on Submit Request, and you’re all set. Remember all the warnings, as you’ll only have four days to download your data.

Now, you’re all set. Just wait for a notification about your data being downloaded, and then you can find what you’re looking for.

Let’s move on to what your other alternatives are if you just wish to save an entire conversation:

  • Take a screenshot of the conversation.
  • Screenrecord the whole chat.

Both of these methods are extremely straightforward, although they aren’t trustworthy. Most people are reluctant to trust these methods since they are very easy to tamper with. But as long as you’re only doing this for yourself, this is the best way to go!

If you only need to show these conversations to another person, then there are many things you can do. For example, instead of trying to get the conversation to them by downloading, why don’t you get them to the chats?

If you can reach them yourself, go to their place or invite them to yours and show them the chats directly to their smartphone. Lastly, if you’re that desperate, you can give them your Messenger password so they can check out the information independently.

At the end

As our blog draws to an end, let us do a quick recap on all we’ve discussed.

Facebook Messenger is a highly secure platform, and it protects the privacy of its users. You cannot just save or download a specific conversation from the app onto your device like that.

It’s a total invasion of privacy, and it doesn’t make sense for such a feature to existing in the first place.

However, this doesn’t mean that we’re going to hang you out to dry. There are several alternatives you can take a look at, depending on how important this is and the exact reason behind this task.

For example, you can recover your Facebook Messenger data, take screenshots of the chats, or invite the person you wish to show those chats to over to your house. If we’ve missed any solutions or if you’re stuck in a similar situation, hit us up in the comments, and we’d love to help you out of it!

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