How to Chat in Full Screen Mode on Facebook

See more of the conversation with this trick

Messages you write on Facebook appear in a small window on the bottom of the screen. If you want to chat in full-screen mode, you have to switch over to the Facebook Messenger website.

Instructions in this article apply to all web browsers.

How to Use Facebook Chat in Full-Screen Mode

If you're already on Facebook, the easiest way to open a full-screen chat window is to do it from the smaller chat window.

  1. Select the Messages icon in the upper-right corner and choose the message you want to make larger.

    Messages icon in the upper-right corner of Facebook
  2. Select the gear in the upper-right corner of the message box.

    Gear in the Facebook message box
  3. Select Open in Messenger.

    Open in Messenger in the Facebook message box

You won't see this icon if you're starting a new message with someone. You can make it show up by writing something to the other person.

The bigger chat screen on Facebook lets you do all the same things you can do on the smaller one, plus more. You can ​search your Facebook conversations, change the “like” Emoji, disable chat notifications, and more.

How to Access Your Facebook Chats on

You can also view your Facebook messages in full-screen mode by going directly to Log in to your Facebook account if prompted, then select a message in the left pane to view it in the larger window.