Are you tired of scrolling through a Facebook conversation in order to get to the beginning of a conversation. Think about a long years old conversation with thousands of messages. You simply can’t do it. We have seen lot of people asking in the Facebook help center , this very question. However , No one seems to have the answer to this question. But After some research and testing we found a method to go to the beginning of a Facebook conversation .
There are lot of questions regarding Facebook features specially functions of Facebook messenger .There also Answers to most of these questions in the Facebook Help Center page . There are some questions that are not answered. One of the most asked question is how to scroll up to the beginning of a conversation in Facebook or how to see the fist message of a Facebook conversation . The short answer is , you have to use the scroll wheel of your mouse .For a small conversation this might be the suitable method. But ,Which is a time consuming and painful thing to do.
But , what if it was a long conversation dated back to years. Facebook doesn’t provide any tool to go to the beginning of your messages .But There are alternative ways to pull this out . Our method involves downloading a copy of your Facebook and opening that file in your web browser . Here is a step by step guide how to go to the beginning of a Facebook conversation. –
How to go to The Beginning of a Facebook conversation
Log in to your Facebook account and in the home page click on the drop down icon (▼) at the top-right corner . Select “Settings and Privacy” from the drop down menu.
Now scroll down , click and check “Messages” .Then Press the “Home” button of your keyboard or scroll up to the top of the page.
Selecting The Date
We are about to download the messages . If you can remember the range of dates (start date & end date )of the conversation you can filter out lot of unwanted messages and you can reduce the file size that about to download.
Start date – You don’t want to know the exact date , You can guess a day , before the day you started your conversation . One of the way to guess the first day of the conversation is the day you become someones friend Here is how to know the day you become someones friend in Facebook .
End date – You don’t want all the messages , Specially recent messages. E.g- You can filter out the conversation happen in this year.
If you have decided the start date and the end date .
If you wants to reduce the file size further , Click on Media Quality drop down menu and select Low option.
Click on “Date Range” and select the date that you wants in the first calendar (First calendar) and the day after that in the second calendar (Right side) .If you cant decide the date range there is only one option , It’s download all the messages .To download all the messages Click on All of my data button at the bottom left of the date range calendar .Click “OK” .Then click on “Create File” button .
Locate the first or the correct download file from the list .Click on Download .Facebook will ask you for your password . Type your password and click “Submit” .Your file will start downloading . Click save file if your browser ask you about downloading the file.
Go to the downloaded .zip file location and right click on the file and select Extract All or Extract , Choose a location by clicking on “Browse” button. Click on Extract . If you have WinrRar installed in your system right click on the file and select “Extract Here” to extract the files in the same location.
locate the extracted files and double click on the “Index.html” . Which will open in the web browser .Click on “Your Messages” and select the contact that you want to see the messages from. That’s it , Now you can see the conversation start date to end date in a single page . Easy to read no loading required .
Facebook doesn’t provide any easy method to go the top or the beginning of a conversation but scrolling. The best and quickest way to go to the beginning of a Facebook conversation is by downloading a copy of your messages and open it on a web browser .Then , you can go to the beginning of the conversation with a one click on the scroll bar. You can also keep this file for future references .This method is fast and convenient. Make sure to use filters in order to reduce the file size as we have mentioned in the selecting the date section . This also reduce the time it take to create a copy of the messages you request . Whether you like or not this is the only way to go to a beginning of a Facebook conversation. Hopefully Facebook will come up with a feature to go to the beginning of a Facebook conversation in future updates.