How To Download Audio From Facebook Messenger

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How To Download Audio From Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular chat and messaging services in the world. Increasingly, Facebook Messenger is increasingly being used to communicate using text, audio, and video.

However, a common question asked by users of Facebook Messenger is how audio files can be saved from within the messages app.

As it currently stands, the ability to save audio messages is not an integrated feature built into Facebook Messenger itself. Fortunately, there are a few reasonably easy ways to save audio messages to your desktop or laptop.

Method one: Open Web Inspector in your browser

The first method may seem a bit tricky, but it’s actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

First, find the audio message that you want to save within Messenger. Next, select “Develop” then “Show Web Inspector”. After that, you’ll want to select the “Network” tab and look for a file that starts with “audioclip-” followed by letters and numbers, and ending in “.aac”. Right-click or double-click on the file and it will download to your Download folder.

Once you’ve done that, the audio file will be saved to your computer, and can be shared or moved like any other file.

Method two: Mobile site hack

An alternate method involves using the mobile version of Facebook on your desktop computer. To do this, simply type “” instead of” as the URL. Once there, click on messages and find the audio file you want to save. Once you find it, click the down-facing arrow in next to the audio clip. As in Method one, you should see the file download to the Download folder on your desktop.

Hopefully, Facebook will eventually integrate the ability to save audio files in a streamlined and user-friendly way. For now, rest assured that the two methods described above will allow you to save audio files quickly and easily.


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