Facebook has surpassed all the social networking sites and has become one of the most popular social networking tool. Facebook keeps on adding new features but still it is lacking with a very handy feature i.e to save chat history. You all must be knowing that Facebook has an in-built chat client using which you can chat with all your online Facebook buddies, but unfortunately there is no option available to save the chat history as available on other chat client like of Gmail where you have special chat folder for chat history.
So the best solution for saving the chat history in Facebook is by using a simple tool named Facebook Chat History Manager. This tool is basically an extension for Firefox which allows you to keep the Facebook chat history on your computer for future references, so that next time whenever you chat with you buddies you can recall the previous chat session.
It is very simple to install and use this extension. First you will need to open your Firefox browser and then download the extension whose link is given at bottom. After installation of this tool, it will ask you to restart your browser. After restart, open your Facebook account first. Then go to tools on Firefox and there you will see a new option i.e Facebook chat history manager.
In this option click on Get Facebook ID. Before clicking on it, ensure that you must be already logged in to your Facebook account. After you click on it, you will see the following window.
Click on Allow to proceed to next step and then in next step it will show your Facebook ID in a dialogue box.
Note down this ID on a small piece of paper or simply type it on notepad file. Then go to Tools > Facebook chat history manager > Create Account. This account is needed to save all the chat messages. So simply give all your details in the respective box. First you are required to enter your Facebook ID which you earlier have noted down. Then create a name and then passwords for login.
Once you complete all the information, simply click on Create and then you will see a pop-up message saying ” Your account has been created successfully ”. After creating your account, Go to Tools > Facebook chat history manager > View history or simply press keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F. It will show you all the chat session and that too by date preferences.
You can even export the Facebook chat history to a Notepad file. To export chat history, go to tools > Facebook chat history manager > export history . Once it is successfully exported, it will notify you about same via a pop-up message.
The size of Facebook Chat History Manager is 62 Kb and this extension works only with Firefox. This tool is compatible with all the versions of Windows and Firefox and has been tested successfully on Windows 7 Ultimate-32 bit edition with Firefox version 3.5.7.