Read Older/Oldest or First Message on Facebook without Scrolling 2017

Description: A quick guide for viewing or reading friend's messages on Facebook from oldest to newer way without scrolling over and over again. Still Working in 2017.

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This is a latest 2017 trick to view your friend's messages from oldest to newer series without scrolling over and over again. Facebook allows you to view your Facebook messages [Related: Read Facebook Messages without Showing Seen] from newest to older way. We all know that Facebook is now become a part of life for almost everyone life. We can easily connect with our family, friends, relatives and others. Facebook is also offering free calling to your friends around the world. You can also chat with your connections without any limit. One of my friend ask me to find a way to read very first message without scrolling, specially if you have more than 50,000 messages. Therefore, here is a quick guide to view/read oldest Facebook friend's messages without scrolling which is also 100% working in 2017.



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My friend has been married recently, the interesting thing is that they have meet and started their conversations on Facebook. Now, the message history is around more than 100K. Both are excited to view the conversation how they started their journey, but due to the scrolling and scrolling again to view the older messages are so much frustrating. In short, this post is specially dedicated to both of you.




The previous code is not working anymore. Thanks to our commentators to inform us about it. We have updated the code which is currently working without any issue.
(This article is updated on 17 Jan, 2016)  
Now, the code updated on 17 Jan, 2016 is also not working because Facebook has changed its UI. I really thanks to our commentators to inform us about it. We're back with a newest method which is 100% working in 2017.
 (This article is updated on 8 July, 2017)
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How to View Older Facebook Messages without Scrolling

Requirements:
  • Desktop or Laptop
  • Chrome Browser
Lets we start the process!

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser, and click here. It will open in a new tab. Click on +ADD TO CHROME button, and again click on "Add extension". The chrome extension will start installing. After complete installation +ADD TO CHROME button will now be converted into ADDED TO CHROME button.
  2. You have successfully installed 'Message saver for Facebook' add-on in your chrome browser. You don't need to restart your browser.
  3. It will auto place into the browser toolbar as shown in the following screenshot.
    how to read older message in 2017

  4. Now, open your Facebook account, and go to the Facebook messages (Click on message icon in the menu bar, and click on "See All in Messenger"). Now, click on the conversation in which you want to see the older or first message.
    100% working method to view the older message in facebook
  5. Now, click on "Message saver for Facebook" icon from your browser toolbar. It will look like the following preview,  
    how to change the order of facebook messages from older to newer?
     
  6. You can change the date here. Type today's date in "Last date" field (If you are not able to change the date, try clicking on the other friends conversation and then click on the friend conversation in which you want to view the first message). In "First date" field, type the date from where you want to view the message. If you want to view the messages from the begging, you can type any older date in the "First date" field. Let you have an idea that you have started the conversation with a friend around 2012 or 2013 then you can simply type 2009 or 2005 in the "First date" field to view your conversation from older to newer way.
  7. Now, finally click on the "SAVE" button. A copy of the conversation will be download. 
  8. Now, open this file using any browser, you will get your first message on the top and scroll down the page for other messages from older to newest way. :) :) Hope you enjoy!
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Optional: The default setting has a text version, you may change it to your suitable settings. Just right click on the icon from your browser and choose 'options'. Select your settings and click on 'submit'.

how to save older messages from facebook


Enjoy the messages you have downloaded from this method to your desktop. I appreciate share this post to your friends. If you have any issues, comment here!

You should also read our all latest Facebook tips and tricks 2017.

Ignore the text mention below as it has outdated, and currently not working.
  1. Go to this page, https://m.facebook.com/messages/ (This is a mobile version of Facebook), and click on your friend's chat that you want to view. If you don't see your friend chat history, you can view more chat history by "See older messages" link. I assumed you have chosen a friend name "Nick".
  2. Once you are in the chat history of your friend "Nick", right click on "See Older Messages" and click on "Copy Link Location". Paste that link to any safe place, we need it later.
    view older messages without scroll
  3. Now, go to this page, https://www.facebook.com/messages/ (This is a desktop version of Facebook), and go to the chat history of the same friend "Nick". Now, while scrolling up, have a look on the top of the chat history number as mention in the following preview.
    load messages on facebook without scrolling

    You have to view that no. faster otherwise it will finish to load or you can disconnect your internet connection before scrolling up. Once you get that no. proceed the next step.
  4. In step 2, take a look on the copied code which will be look like, https://m.facebook.com/messages/read/?tid=98d3f7de692f4c6dbd11d9cb85df838&start=5&last_message_timestamp=1452887481111&pagination_direction=1&show_delete_message_button&refid=12
    you will find a short piece of code inside copied code says "&start=5". The value should be 1,2,3,.....
    Now, remove that no. and replace it by "Loading older messages" no. that you have got from step 3.
    As per the preview, I should replace it by "&start=6983". Now, remove the piece of code which is in red color. For example, if I edit above code then the affected code will be look like as follows,
    https://m.facebook.com/messages/read/?tid=98d3f7de692f4c6dabd11d9cb85df838&start=6983&pagination_direction=1&show_delete_message_button&refid=12
    That is the only code which is still working in 2016. Copy your edited code, and paste it in your browser. Voila! you are very close to your path. Just you have to click on "See Older Messages" at-most 10 times. You will get the first message of any your Facebook messages.
  5. Keep in mind, when you see your first conversation page, you will obviously want to view the next conversations, but you can't view it by clicking on "SEE Newer Messages" as it will redirect you to the current newer messages. To solve this issue. Once you are in the first conversation page, right click on "SEE Newer Messages" and click on "Copy Link Location". Paste the URL in your browser and delete the timestamp information from the link as "&last_message_timestamp=458338746" (as red color text in the first code in step 4). Once you delete this information hit enter to view the next page of your first conversation page.


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