How to find messages of a specific date on new facebook

whether you like the new Facebook or not , Facebook messenger always very helpful when its comes to messaging.It’s one of the most popular tool in modern social media.How ever some users may find it difficult to use the search tool that in the messenger.In this tutorial series lets find some innovative solutions for these problems.

Facebook messenger have changed a lot over the time .Lots of features has been added but some of the features requested by the users are still missing .One of the feature is the ability to search for the messages that has been sent in a specific date . Although you can search messages by using specific term that made in that conversation but you still cant search for messages by specific date.In this tutorial lets look how to fix this problem step by step using alternative ways .

Facebook top right drop menu

Facebook top right drop menu & Privacy menu

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.

Facebook top right settings & Privacy menu

Facebook top right settings & Privacy menu

In the “Settings & Privacy” drop down menu select “ Settings” option. Which will take you to the Facebook settings page.

Facebook Settings page

Facebook Settings page

In the Facebook settings page click on “Your Facebook Information” in the left side of the window .

Your Facebook information

Your Facebook information

In the “Your Facebook Information” page click on “Download Your Information

Deselect All

Deselect All

In the Download Your Information page click on “Deselect All” , Which will uncheck every item in the list of things you wants to download.

Check & Select Messages

Check & Select Messages

Now scroll down , click and check “Messages” .Then Press the “Home” button of your keyboard or scroll up to the top of the page.

Facebook Download info date range

Select date

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) .Click “OK” .Then click on “Create File” button .

Facebook Download nortification

Facebook Download nortification

Wait until you receive a notification from Facebook stating “Your Facebook Information file is ready to download” . Click on it or visit your Archives Here.

Facebook select your download

Select your download file

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.

Extract Facebook file

Extract downloaded 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.

Facebook view downloaded messages

view your message

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 that happen on that day .

1 comment

  • Neesha 3 weeks ago

    Thank you !… you saved lots of my valuable time !


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