How to See First Message on Facebook Messenger Without Scrolling

Facebook Messenger app has been an amazing app for communication between friends. Most people usually have it on there for phones and it is for all of the good reasons. Over a few years, we have seen that Facebook has become an amazing source for people to stay in touch with each other and also to share some old memories.

see first message on facebook messenger without scrolling

There are ways by which you can read old messages on the applications and some of the conversations can make you emotional or happy. We all have done it at some point in our lives where we had tried searching for old messages over Facebook.

However, as time went on the message keep getting accumulated and it can get a bit difficult to scroll through them. Here we shall take a look at if there are many ways by which you can read the first message that you got on Facebook Messenger without the hassle of scrolling till the end.

These are simple ways and you won’t need to keep scrolling up, to take a look at these messages. The tricks will also help make the complete process much faster, and you will be able to try them even if you don’t have much technical expertise in such things!

How to See First Message on Facebook Messenger Without Scrolling

We will recommend that instead of going for the messenger app, making use of the Facebook website will be helpful for this guide. The main reason for this is much better search capabilities and the search of messages they provide is a lot faster than you might expect.

The scrolling needed here will be least and shall mainly involve a bit of scanning over just the target conversation.

Method 1: Keyword Search

This is one of the most efficient ways by which you can find older messages. This is mainly as you are going to search specific word instances. Therefore search efficiency will be better. Here is the guide to do so:

  1. On your phone go to your Facebook profile and open the messages.
  2. Now select the conversation that you want to see. When you open it you’ll see a recent conversation. But on left, you shall see a text widget and an icon in the form of a magnifying glass. Now enter a specific phrase or word here.
  3. Once you do that, all of the messages that are irrelevant message get filtered out and you go directly to that message from conversation history.

This will prove to be an amazing method if you have been trying to find targeted words that are used in messages at times.

Method 2: URL

This is a method by which you will be able to scroll a lot faster than finger swiping. It can feel a bit technical but you will easily find the oldest of the messages from history in this manner. You can try the method on your phone or computer:

  1. We shall be making use of the internet browser here. Go to your Facebook account and open messages that you need to see on the message page. Now select the conversation and see the URL above in the browser top space.
  2. Scroll down; click the option that says ‘see older message’ and tap on the new tab option.
  3. In the new tab, you will find a URL that says something like ‘start=7’.

The number 7 here denotes conversed messages hierarchy. In case you have over 1000 messages, you can change the number to like 985 which’s closer to 1000. When you do this you directly jump to the older conversation, and this method is a lot faster than manual scrolling.

Method 3: Download Facebook Data

Apart from the two methods we mentioned there are other ways to see the old message but that needs more knowledge. For example, you can download the entire Facebook data when you go to Settings and tap on ‘Download a Copy of your Facebook data.

This is going to provide you complete data in HTML format.

Now you can open the files over the browser as condensed messages. Another way is using a backup application that helps managing message copy.

Final Thoughts:

We recommend that you stick with the first two methods that we mentioned for looking at the first message on Facebook Messenger without scrolling. The main reason for this is that these are simple to use and won’t be taking much technical skills or time. You will easily be able to see the messages on the Facebook website regardless of how old these messages were!

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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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