How to View and Save Facebook Chat History

   Posted by Lê Hoàng in Internet

Facebook does not have a chat log history. Recovering the chat history once the chat box is closed is impossible. If you want to be able to record, view, and save your Facebook discussions, this tutorial is for you.

“Oops, I forgot something in my Facebook conversation!!” Have you ever faced this problem when you closed a conversation and logged out of Facebook? This firefox browser extensions can prevent this from happening.

Note: This is not a recover tool so it only store chat log after it has been installed. Earlier conversations can not be recover.

1. Install Facebook chat history manager and restart Firefox.

2. Log into your Facebook account.

3. Go to Tools->Facebook Chat History Manager->Get Facebook ID.

4. Click on Close login window when you see the message: You may now close this window and return to the application. A new box, which contain your ID will appear, copy your ID and hit OK to close both windows.

5. Go to Tools->Facebook Chat History Manager->Creat Account.

5. When the Create Account window pops up, paste your ID in the Facebook ID field. You have option to create a login name, which may be useful when you have multiple Facebook accounts. (Login name and password are different from your Facebook usename and password) Click on Create when you’ve filled in all the fields.

6. To view Facebook chat history, go to Tools->Facebook Chat History Manager->View History . (This will open chat histories in your current Firefox tab.) You may have to provide the username and password (which you you created in step 5)

7. The user interface is pretty simple. Click on an your friends’ username on the left side and you will have all chat histories on the right side.

Here is the tutorial video showing the steps described above:


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16 Responses to “How to View and Save Facebook Chat History”

  1. August 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm, guinea pig hutches said:

    The Facebook chat history viewer isn’t very pretty, but does what it’s meant to do. On the top bar, you can select a period; on the left, a friend. To view older conversations, select ‘previous‘, or use an input field to jump to a specific page.


  2. August 19, 2010 at 2:36 am, Wilito9 said:

    does this saves ur old conversations too?


    • August 19, 2010 at 4:42 am, Anonymous said:

      Hi Wilito9 :) As i said, this is not a recover tool so it only store chat log after it has been installed. Earlier conversations can not be recover.Ofcourse, it does save your old conversations, you can watch the video :) Hope this help :D


  3. August 19, 2010 at 10:03 am, shkinglis said:

    I can’t seem to get this to work, it just won’t show me any of my chat logs… does it function on Macs too?


    • August 19, 2010 at 10:33 am, Anonymous said:

      Hi shkinglis :) I tried it and it works perfect for me :) By default, it will display chat histories of last week. you can try to click on Today.If it still not work, try to restart your browser, maybe there’s something conflict with this addon :) Hope this help :D
      You can follow me on Twitter (click on the tipztv icon) and we can discuss about your problem ;)


  4. October 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm, Cboi0 said:

    Does this save chat history to be viewable from your computer no matter where you are logged in to? like if I log into another computer and chat, can I go back and view the history on my computer if its installed on my computer?


    • October 29, 2010 at 4:08 am, Anonymous said:

      Yes you can :)


  5. February 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm, Jennyzhen112 said:

    hey. idk why but on my friends list. it’s empty like blank. How can i add my friends onto the friend list (left side ocrner?)?


    • February 16, 2011 at 9:43 pm, Jennyzhen112 said:

      actually, never mind i got it =.= but it still didn’t save any of the chat conversation a week ago =.=


      • February 17, 2011 at 1:34 am, Anonymous said:

        It saves conversation histories from the day you install it :D The last week column is a misleading one :)


  6. February 23, 2011 at 9:53 am, Rexor said:

    i have no facebook chat history manager.. where i can get that?


  7. March 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm, Sasha said:

    Hello, everyone!
    If I was chatting with my friends at work…. and I don’t have that application installed on that computer…but having come home, I want to retrieve those messages and that app is already installed on my home computer…. can I access those messages (when I was chatting at work) at home? thanks in advance!!!!!


  8. May 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm, Wind Of Wolf said:

     okay, i need to know something, if i instal everything, will this program saved chat history from another account?And can i see that with my login name and pass? tnx


  9. July 18, 2012 at 11:52 pm, lore said:

    As I delete a chat history facebook friend?


  10. August 19, 2012 at 3:54 am, adriana said:

    tengo algunas conversaciones grabadas en el history manager que había eliminado de facebook pero quiero que devolverlas a mi facebook como hago?


  11. December 11, 2010 at 8:57 am, Anonymous said:

    After you have installed it, all conversations will be saved. Previous converstations can’t be recovered :)


  12. November 08, 2012 at 3:24 pm, melani said:

    > You mean old messages can’t be saved?


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