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If you’ve ever wanted to go back and read an old chat that you had with someone on facebook, you were probably sorely disappointed when you found out that there is no facebook chat history!

Yes, it’s annoying as anything. Apparently, chat history in facebook is only as long as you keep your current session open, which means if you close the browser, your chat history is gone.

That sucks! Unfortunately, there is no way to retrieve facebook chat history and facebook has no plans to allows users to save it in the future. If you want to record your chats in facebook, you’re going to have to do it on your own.

Luckily, there are a few add-ons for your browser that can help out in this respect. Currently, the only browser that has an add-in to store facebook chat history is Firefox!

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facebook Chat History Manager is a great add-on for Firefox that integrates right into facebook and captures all your chats silently and neatly.

Of course, you have to be chatting in facebook-chat-history-store-retrieve/#” target=”undefined”>facebook while within Firefox and with this add-on enabled, but it’s the best solution I’ve seen out there to this point. You can view the chat history either online or offline, which is nice.

Also, the messages and chats are securely stored and no one else can view them since it’s on your local machine.

Here’s how to install the add-on. First, install the Firefox extension from here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/12338

Once installed, you need to create your account. You can do that by visiting this site:

facebook.com/firechm/”>http://apps.facebook.com/firechm/

Go ahead and click Login or Allow so that the program has access to your facebook account.

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You can also create an account by going to Toolsfacebook Chat History Managerand clicking on Create Account.

To view your chat history online, just go to this URL:

facebook.com/firechm/”>http://apps.facebook.com/firechm/

and then click on the View Chat History link towards the bottom. You can also view the chat history while offline by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F to open the chat history window.

So before you have another conversation on facebook, make sure you install this handy little add-on so you can record everything! Enjoy!

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