12 Steps to download your Messenger & Facebook Messages - iOS

A step by step guide of how to download your chat history from Messenger and Facebook, on your Apple device.
The download will include all your messages, links, photos, videos and voice messages.

Step - 1

Open ‘Facebook App’

Open your Facebook app or website.

Step - 2

Tap on ‘Menu’

Tap on the bottom right hand corner menu, the button with the 3 horizontal lines.

Step - 3

Tap on ‘Settings’

Here, scroll to 'Settings & Privacy' and tap it. Then, tap on 'Settings' that will appear right below it.

Step - 4

Tap on ‘Download your information’

Scroll down to the 'Your Facebook Information' section. There, tap on 'Download your Information'.

Step - 5

Tap on ‘Deselect All

All your Facebook data will be pre-selected. To speed up the process, you can ‘Deselect All’.

Step - 6

Only select ‘Messages’

Scroll down until you see ‘Messages’, only tick that box. This keeps the size of file smaller for faster processing and downloading times.

Step - 7

Tap on ‘Create File’

Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap on ‘Create File’. Here you can also adjust the ‘Date Range’ and ‘Media Quality’, otherwise you can leave the original options.

Step - 8

Wait ⏱️

Facebook takes an average of 15 minutes to create your file. But, it may take up to 48 hours. Once ready, you'll get a notification on your Facebook app and a link in your email.

Step - 9

Download messages

Click the link on the email or notification. It will take you to the page where you can tap to download your messaging data.

Step - 10

Go to ‘Downloads’

Open your Downloads folder and navigate to the Facebook .zip file. Don’t unzip it, just long press on it to share.

Step - 11

Select Share

Tap on share for all share options.

Step - 12

Share with TextVibes App

Share with TextVibes and the app will take it from there. All done!

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