How Do I Search Old Conversations on Facebook Messenger?

How to Search a Conversation on Facebook Messenger: Facebook users can quickly locate old conversation by searching for keywords on Facebook Messenger. Interestingly, using Messenger’s search option allows users to jump to certain topics in an instant and view those old conversations. Although searching for Facebook Messenger conversation is not that straightforward, we'll show you how you can get that done in the course of this post with ease.

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How Do I Search Old Conversations on Facebook Messenger?
Fortunately, there are different approaches one can undertake depending on the type of device one is using. Using a computer is the easiest way to search for old conversations on Facebook Messenger whereas using a mobile can be a bit tricky. This article will focus on how you can search for a conversation on Facebook Messenger using your computer or laptop.

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How to Search a Conversation on Facebook Messenger
If you want to search for old conversations on Facebook Messenger, do the following;
1. First, log into your Facebook account by entering https://www.facebook.com/ in your browser. This will open a Facebook homepage with Login options for you to enter your email address and password and then click on the Login button to which will enable you to access your Facebook homepage.
How Do I Search Old Conversations on Facebook Messenger?
2. Next, navigate to the right corner of your Facebook homepage and click on the Messenger icon. This is located at the upper-left part of your Facebook homepage.
How Do I Search Old Conversations on Facebook Messenger?
3. When you perform step two above, it'll prompt your recent Messenger conversations to show up. Click on the Show All option at the bottom-most part of the conversation box that displays.
How Do I Search Old Conversations on Facebook Messenger?
4. Clicking on the show all option as described above, will display the list of all of your Messenger conversations. Next, click on the conversation where you want to search.
How Do I Search Old Conversations on Facebook Messenger?
5. Click on the "Search in Conversation" option. This is located in the right part of the screen.
How Do I Search Old Conversations on Facebook Messenger?
6. That will prompt a search bar to appear in the upper part of the conversation. To continue, type in the keyword you want to search. Note that the keyword can be anything that you or your friend typed in your conversation. Remember as many details or critical words from old conversation to search faster.
How Do I Search Old Conversations on Facebook Messenger?
7. Once done entering the keyword, click on the Search button.
How Do I Search Old Conversations on Facebook Messenger?
8. Note that Facebook Initiates the search based on the entered keyword. Results are displayed in the upper part of the conversation. Matches based on the results are highlighted in yellow.
How Do I Search Old Conversations on Facebook Messenger?
9. Navigate through the result by using the move up or down buttons. Finally, choose conversation you're looking and you're done.
How Do I Search Old Conversations on Facebook Messenger?
That is it!

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Final Thoughts
Q: I followed the instructions, but I cannot search a certain conversation with a friend. I am sure that I entered the right keyword, but Facebook Messenger returns with zero search results. Am I missing something?
A: If you are sure that you used the right keyword and that the conversation did happen in the past, then there is a high chance that either your friend or you, deleted the conversation you are searching.

Q: Can I use this method to search for conversations using my iPhone or Android device?
A: This method only works for laptop and computers. Searching for Messenger conversations using a mobile device is a bit more complicated so we made a separate article for it. Check out our article on how to search for a conversation on Messenger for a mobile device.

How Do I Search Old Conversations on Facebook Messenger?

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