This wikiHow teaches you how to save parts of a Facebook Messenger conversation so you can view them when you're offline. On a mobile device, you can do this by taking screenshots of the conversation. On a computer, you can save the conversation in a PDF file.
Method 1 of 2: Mobile App
Step #1. Open Messenger
It's the blue chat bubble icon with a lightning bolt in it. You can usually find it on your home screen or in the app drawer (Android).
Step 2. Select a conversation
The conversation opens on the screen.
Step #3. Scroll to the section of the conversation you want to save
Step 4. Take a screenshot
The steps to do this depend on your device.
- android: Not all Android devices are the same, but you can usually take a screenshot by pressing the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time.
- iPhone/iPad: Press and hold the Power button on the side or top of your device, then press the Home button.
Method 2 of 2: Windows or macOS
Step 1. Go to https://www.facebook.com in a web browser
You can use any web browser, such as Safari or Chrome, to access Facebook on your computer.
If you are not already logged in, enter your Facebook username and password to do so now
Step 2. Go to
This is the mobile web version of Facebook Messenger, so it may look a little different in your browser.
Step 3. Click on the conversation you want to export
Now you can see the last few messages in the conversation.
Step 4. Click See older posts… to see more posts
It's at the top of the conversation. Keep clicking on it until you see the portion of the conversation you want to save.
Step 5. Export the conversation as a PDF file
The steps to do this differ slightly depending on your web browser:
- Safari or Chrome for macOS: Press ⌘ Command+P to open the print job, then click Open pdf in example. Once the document opens, go to File> Save as and enter a name for your file.
- Firefox for macOS: Click File at the top of the screen and select Export as PDF… Type a name for the conversation in the "Save As" box, then click Save.
- Chrome for Windows: Press Ctrl+P, click Modify under the printer name, select Save as PDF and then click Save.