How to Copy Text from Facebook Chat


Facebook is a popular website for keeping in contact with friends, colleagues, and family, as well as networking with people anywhere in the world who share your interests. Your Facebook page includes a built-in chat client that allows you to chat with Facebook friends who are online. Facebook has no built-in method for saving chat text, so if you wish to save the text of a Facebook chat, you must copy and paste the text to a word-processing application.

  • Navigate your web browser to and click the "Chat" tab in the bottom-right corner of the page to open a list of friends who are online. Click on a friend's name to open a new chat window and begin to chat.

  • Click and drag to highlight chat text you wish to copy.

  • Right-click the highlighted text and click "Copy" in the popup menu. The text will be copied to your computer's internal clipboard.

  • Open Microsoft Word, Notepad, or any other word-processing application.

  • Right-click the application's program window and click "Paste" in the popup menu. Your Facebook chat will be pasted into the application.

Tips & Warnings

  • Each line of chat text is preceded by two lines of information. The first line contains the name of the person who wrote the message, and the second line contains a time stamp indicating when the message was sent.
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