How to Search Facebook Messenger Conversation


Hey everyone. I’m Max Dalton, and in this video I’m going
to show you how to search a Facebook Messenger conversation. Facebook Messenger makes it easy to stay in
touch with family and friends. However, over time, some of the conversation
threads can become incredibly long. This can make it difficult if you need to
go back and find something specific that someone said. Thankfully, Facebook makes it easy to search
individual Facebook Messenger conversations. In this video I’ll show you how to search
a Facebook Messenger conversation using both the Facebook Messenger mobile app for iPhone,
iPad, and Android devices, and also using Messenger.com. First, let’s walk through how to search a
Facebook Messenger conversation in the Facebook mobile app. Step 1. Launch the Facebook Messenger app on your
iPhone, iPad or Android device. You’ll arrive at your Facebook Messenger home
screen. Step 2. Tap to open the specific Facebook Messenger
conversation you want to search. That conversation appears on your screen. As a reminder, you can search within a specific
Facebook Messenger conversation, but you can’t search across all of them. Step 3. Tap the name of the user, or users, that appears
at the top of the conversation window. A menu with options for that specific Facebook
Messenger chat appears. Step 4. Tap “Search in Conversation” in the More Actions
section. A search bar appears at the top of your screen,
and a keyboard appears on the lower half of the screen. Step 5. Enter the term you want to search for, and
then tap “Search.” A list of search results will appear, automatically
sorted by date so the most recent search match appears first. Step 6. Tap any of the results to view a preview screen,
which displays the messages before and after the message where the search term appeared,
to give you context. Tapping the back arrow in the upper left corner
of the screen will take you back to the list of search results. Next let’s walk through how to search a Facebook
Messenger conversation using Messenger.com. Step 1. Open a web browser, navigate to Messenger.com,
and then log into your Facebook Messenger account if prompted. You’ll land on your Facebook Messenger home
screen. Step 2. Click the Facebook Messenger chat you want
to search in the list on the left side of the screen. That conversation will open in the center
of your screen. Step 3. Click “Search in Conversation” in the Options
section that appears on the right side of the screen. A search bar appears directly above the conversation. Step 4. Enter the term you want to search for, and
then tap “Search.” The number of matches found will be displayed
in place of the search bar, along with up and down arrows. You’ll be taken to the most recent occurrence
of your search term in that Facebook Messenger chat. Click the “Up” arrow to navigate through matches
by date, with the most recent appearing first. You can use the down arrow to move back toward
previous results. Step 5. Click “Done” to the right of the count of
search results to exit your current search, and then click “Done” again to close the search
bar entirely. Congratulations! You now know how to search a Facebook Messenger
conversation. Thanks for watching. Leave your thoughts and questions in the comments
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