Similar to how we would never want to lose our text messages, our Facebook messages are just as sentimentally precious to us. Although it wouldn’t be the end of the world, if we were to lose our Facebook messages then we would, of course, be upset about it. Fortunately, we have put together some of the different methods which you can use to export easily and print Facebook messages without running into any hassle at all.
Part 1. Using Dr.Fone to Export and Print Facebook Messages
The first method that we are going to be taking a look at uses Dr.Fone. With this method, we can quickly save, export, and print, any of the Facebook messages which you have on your device. Don’t believe me? Try it out for yourself.
Step #1 – Start off by downloading Dr.Fone – Phone Backup (iOS), installing it accordingly, and running it.
Step #2 – Once you have the program up and running, connect your iOS device to your computer using the appropriate USB cable.
Step #3 – Next, This will display several of the features that Dr.Fone Toolkit for iOS has to offer but for this method, click on the “Phone Backup” option.
Step #4 – Dr.Fone will then perform a full scan on your device in order to detect all of the data which is currently stored on it. This may take a few minutes.
Step #5 – Once the scan is complete, you will be shown a list of the data types which have been detected. For this method, only select the “Messages & Messenger Attachments” option from the menu.
Step #6 – Click “Backup” when you are ready to move on.
So far, this method has allowed you to take a backup of your Facebook messages and have them saved on your computer. To understand how you can export and print the Facebook message, read on.
Step #7 – Once the backup has been taken, click on the “Export to PC” button at the bottom of the right and select a file location where you would like to have your Facebook messages saved to.
Step #8 – Exit out of Dr.Fone and guide yourself to the file location where you had saved your Facebook messages.
Step #9 – Once you have found your saved files, look through each of them so that you know which file contains which messages. With this last set of steps, you will be able to print out the Facebook messages.
Step #10 – Simply right click on the files which contain the messages that you want to have printed, click on the “Print” option, and follow the instructions accordingly.
Step #11 – Once you have followed the instructions, click on the “Print” button, and you will have successfully learned how to export and print Facebook messages using Dr.Fone Toolkit for iOS.
If you give this method a shot, you’ll see that it is by no means difficult. This method is the best method out there, and while there are other methods out there, this is the one which I recommend the most.
Part 2. Using an Android Device to Export and Print Facebook Messages
While this method isn’t as efficient for getting the job done, if you have an Android device then it will do the work. Similar to the first method, this is going to be split into multiple sections.
In this first section, we will be covering how you can export the messages before you go onto printing them.
Step #1 – First of all you will need to make sure that two applications are installed on your Android device. These applications are “Facebook Messenger” and “Messenger Backup for Facebook.”
Step #2 – Launch both applications and follow the steps accordingly until your Facebook messages are shown.
Step #3 – On the “Messenger Backup for Facebook” application, go through each conversation and select the ones which you’d like to have exported.
Note: There is a bar at the top which can be used to only export individual messages from a conversation.
Step #4 – Click on the “Next” button, and you will be prompted to give the file a name as well as defining a file location.
Step #5 – Lastly, click on the “Start” button and the selected conversations will be exported and saved on your device in whichever location you defined.
In this next section, we will be taking a closer look at the export and print Facebook messages process although more specifically, how you can print the messages and get them on paper!
Step #6 – Head over to the Google Play store and install the “Google Sheets” application. Due to how your messages are saved as CSV format, this is the most efficient method.
Step #7 – Once it’s installed, launch the Google Sheets application and sign into your Google Drive account.
Step #8 – Next, head back over to the Google Play store and install the “Cloud Print” application. This plugin is developed so that you can easily print files from your handheld devices without running into any issues.
Step #9 – After installing Cloud Print, head back over to Google Sheets and upload the CSV file which you had obtained from the previous section. Now that it’s uploaded open it up.
Step #10 – Now, you will now be able to view the messages which are contained in the CSV file. Just click on the menu option located at the top of your display, and select the “Print” option.
Step #11 – The Cloud Print application will then appear, and if you haven’t used it before, you will be prompted to select a printer to get the job done.
Step #12 – Select the printer which you’d like to use for this, enter the details requested and hit the “Print” button.
In comparison to the first method that we looked at, the second method definitely contains more steps which must be done to export and print Facebook messages successfully.
One significant benefit which this method has over the first method is that Dr.Fone is a program which must be bought, however with Dr.Fone this entire process is undoubtedly made a lot easier.
My Recommendation to You
The majority of methods out there which allow you to export and print Facebook messages are very time consuming and often difficult. For that reason alone, I suggest that you focus on using the first method which we discussed which uses Dr.Fone.
Another reason as to why I suggest using Dr.Fone is that in order to use your Android device to get the job done, you must have your printer set up for wireless printing. If you don’t already have it set up to do so, then it can be a very problematic and difficult task if you don’t have any experience in doing so.
All in all, Dr.Fone is without a doubt my number one option for this.
Part 3. About Dr.Fone Toolkit for iOS
Below are some of the features which are contained in Dr.Fone which cause the program stand out from the crowd.
- No Data Loss. This is something which is definitely worth mentioning. Unlike some of the other programs out there, when using Dr.Fone you need not worry about any of the processes causing you to suffer from data loss. Whilst you are using Dr.Fone you can be assured that you will never experience data loss.
- Windows and Mac. That’s right! Dr.Fone is one of the few data management programs out there which is compatible with both the Mac and Windows platforms. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about only being able to use it on individual computers.
- Try Before You Buy. Buying software online isn’t something that everyone is comfortable with; we understand that. For that reason, we offer you the chance to use the free version of the program before you go ahead and purchase it.
- Data Management. Not only can you handle your Facebook messenger data, but you can use Dr.Fone to manage all of the data which is currently stored on your device. Whether you’re looking to take regular backups, restore a backup due to data loss, or you’re only trying to leave some space of your device; Dr.Fone can get it done.
From the list above, it’s clear that Dr.Fone Toolkit for iOS is somewhat a necessity when it comes to controlling your smartphone. If you don’t already have a copy of the program, then go ahead and get your hands on one now.