Facebook Chat History Manager

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Want to view your Facebook Chat history? Need to log your Facebook Chat IMs? If you are a Firefox web browser user, the Facebook Chat History Manager is the perfect tool for recording your Facebook Chats with ease.

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Facebook Chat History Manager Site

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To begin logging your Facebook Chat history, navigate your Firefox browser to the Facebook Chat History Manager site and click the green Add to Firefox button to continue.

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Install Facebook Chat History Manager

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Next, a dialogue window will appear prompting users to install Facebook Chat History Manager to Firefox.

Click the "Install Now" button to continue installing Facebook Chat History Manager to your Firefox browser.

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Restart Your Firefox Browser

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Upon installation, Firefox users will be prompted to restart their browser to complete Facebook Chat History Manager installation.

Click the "Restart Firefox button to complete installation of Facebook Chat History Manager.

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Create Your Facebook Chat History Account

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After Firefox has restarted, Facebook users must create an account for Facebook Chat History Manager.

Go to Tools > Facebook Chat History Manager > Create Account to begin recording your Facebook Chat history.

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Enter Your Facebook Account Information

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Next, Facebook users must enter their Facebook account information to enable Facebook Chat History Manager.

  • Facebook ID — To find your ID, access your Facebook profile and select the screenname or digits following the final forward slash in the web address (ex. http://facebook.com/meetbrandon).
  • Login Name — This step is optional, but users can select a separate screen name for their Facebook Chat History Manager account.
  • New Password — This field refers not to your Facebook password, but rather to the password you wish to use for your Facebook Chat History manager account. Enter the password, and re-enter again in the field provided.

When all fields are complete, click Create to continue.

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View Facebook Chat History

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Want to view your Facebook Chat history using the Facebook Chat History Manager? There are three ways to access your Facebook Chat history:

  • On Firefox — To access your Facebook Chat history, click Tools > Facebook Chat History Manager > View History
  • Firefox Shortcut — Click Ctrl+Alt+F to access Facebook Chat history.
  • On Facebook — Users can launch their Facebook Chat history by using the link on the Facebook Chat History Manager application page.
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Enter Your Facebook Chat History Account Info

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To access your Facebook Chat history, users will have to enter their password and screen name for their Facebook Chat History Manager account.

According to the Facebook Chat History Security site on Firefox, your recorded chat history is not stored on any server but on your own computer, as to provide as much security for your private chats as possible.

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Using Facebook Chat History

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Once you have signed in to Facebook Chat History Manager, users can browse their past chats based on the following criteria:

  • Search by Friends — Want to see your Facebook Chat history for a particular friend or family member? Select their name from the Friends List on the left side of the page.
  • Search by Time — Facebook Chat History Manager users can also search based on time of chat, in increments including yesterday, today, last week, last month and last year.

To navigate multiple pages, use the Next and Previous buttons from within the Facebook Chat history.