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How to Archive Conversations on Facebook Messenger


If you are active on Facebook, there is a good possibility that you make use of the Messenger programme that is incorporated right inside the social media site. In addition, if you use it frequently, your email inbox may become cluttered with previous exchanges.

Right-clicking on a chat in Messenger, or touching and holding it, will bring up the option to delete it. However, you do not have to permanently delete these chats; rather, you can archive them, which will remove the conversation from your inbox and place it in a separate folder. This is a wonderful tool for preserving texts sent by long-lost friends or conversations that include important information.

Here’s how to save a conversation in Messenger so you can access it at a later time.

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How to Archive a Conversation in Facebook Messenger 

Using the website or mobile app for Facebook Messenger, you have the ability to archive your past talks.

1. If you haven’t already done so, go to the homepage for Facebook Messenger and check in to your account there.

2. Locate the thread of the conversation that you wish to save in the sidebar on the left.

3. You’ll notice a circle with three dots inside it whenever you move your mouse pointer over the discussion. To archive this conversation, click on the circle, then select the option.

It won’t be possible to view the chat on the list anymore.

In the mobile app

These are the steps that need to be done in order to complete the task on a smartphone that is either an iPhone or an Android.

1. Fire up the Messenger app on your mobile device, and if you haven’t previously, log in to your account (if you haven’t done so earlier).

2. From the list of chats, navigate to the one that you would like to save as an archive, then tap and hold your finger on it.

3. When a menu presents up, select Archive from the list of available alternatives.

How to see your Archived messages in Facebook Messenger

You can accomplish this task using either your computer or your phone, once more.

1. Navigate back to the homepage of Facebook Messenger, and then click the circle with three dots that is located in the top-left corner.

2. Click on the Archived conversations option.

3. When you click the button, the left sidebar will change to display all of your previously archived discussions. You can see the dialogue by clicking on any of the options, but keep in mind that responding to a message will transfer the thread back into your primary inbox.

You can also unarchive a chat by moving your mouse over it in the sidebar on the left, clicking the icon that looks like three dots, and then selecting Unarchive chat from the drop-down menu that appears.

Using the mobile app

This will work on an iPhone as well as an Android device.

1. Launch the Messenger app, and then tap your profile image, located in the upper left corner of the screen.

2. Select Archived chats from the drop-down menu of available options.

3. You will be presented with a list of all of the discussions that you have preserved. You are able to open them and even send messages, but doing either will bring the chat back to your regular inbox after it has been delivered.

You may also unarchive a discussion by tapping and holding on it, and then selecting Unarchive from the list that displays. This will bring the conversation back into view.