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How To Save An Audio File From Facebook Messenger

06 April 2020 | 2 comments | Posted by Che Kohler in Geek Chic

audio file saving in Facebook Messenger

Instant messaging has become the worlds favourite medium for communication with a range of instant messaging providers now available to augment your current network messaging needs. We now have services like iMessage, WeChat, WhatsApp, Kick, Line, Telegram, Discord and Messenger by Facebook to name a few, while other social media apps also have integrated instant messaging.

As more users join instant messaging services, their needs have changed, and we've seen more communication options available. What started with enhanced chat features like emojis, has moved onto media like images, gifs, videos, files and of course voice memos. Voice recorded messages have now become a stable of instant messaging chats, as users are now free to express themselves by voice at any time instead of having to call or type out long-winded messages.

While voice memos are primarily used for personal use, it can also be used for business and with Facebook Messengers reach you can see the full range of use for the voice recorded messages. If you're using Facebook messenger as an instant messaging tool and using the voice memo function, you may want to save and name these audio files for future reference.

The issue with voice messaging, however, is storing them is that it's not a native function, but it doesn't mean it cannot be saved. If you want to store Facebook Messenger voice recordings here are a few workarounds to get it done.

Finding the hosted file

  1. Go to the chat that contains the audio file you want on Facebook's Messenger Website.
  2. Open the Develop -> Show Web Inspector
  3. Go to the Network tab
  4. Go back to the chat and press the "Play" button of the file you want to download 
  5. If you go back to the Network tab, you'll notice that an audio clip-xxxxxxxxxxxxx-xxxx.aac audio file has been loaded. (but with digits instead of x's)
  6. Double click on the acc audio file, and it should automatically download or grab the URL path and load it in a new window to save.

Save Audio File From Facebook Messenger

Saving an audio file in your browser from Facebook Messenger

Using the mobile site

If you're not comfortable with using your browsers developer tools, you can opt for the visiting Facebook via its mobile site. Instead of visiting www.facebook.com, remove the www and add "m", so the URL reads m.facebook.com. Once the browser reloads the mobile version head over to your inbox, and you should now see a download option in your chat under each voice memo.

Saving an audio file via facebooks mobi site

How to save an audio file via Facebook Messenger using the Mobi site

Using 3rd party recorders

If the mobile site option doesn't work in the browser you're using you can download 3rd party tools like Piezo or Audacity to record the memo into a file you can save and re-use later.

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