I use Facebook Messaging a whole lot, both in a browser and on my phone. Today, while trying to backtrack through a message thread with a friend, I found two great features of Facebook Messaging that you can use on your browser that I’d forgotten even existed. I thought it would be a great time to share them with you.

To start, open Facebook in a browser and click the chat icon at the top of the page.

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Scroll down to the bottom and select See All in Messenger.

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This page will open up.

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On the right, you’ll find a search box where you can search for the names of people you’ve had conversations to pull up your previous conversations.

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Type in a name and click the result and your conversations with that person will appear in the center pane.

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You can then use the scrollbar to find the conversation you want.

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Once you’ve selected a contact, you can also search for specific words in conversations you’ve shared.  Just click on Search in Conversation.

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A search box will appear in the middle pane. Type in the words you’re looking for and click Search.

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You’ll see the number of results at the top. Scroll through them by clicking the arrow beneath the number. The search term will also be highlighted in the results.

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You’ll also have the option to change things like the color of the speech bubble for that contact, their nickname, and the emoji you use in the conversation.

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Scroll down in the right pane and you’ll also be able to see every document or image you’ve shared with your contact. That’s an easy way to find something from a previous date.

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This is also a good place to send and receive messages if you find the chat window to be too small.

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Just click Home at the top of the page to get back to your regular feed.

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