Facebook Messenger is a very popular social media platform of our time. Messenger is used to send quick and short messages may be in form of pictogram, video graphics, audio messages, files and reactions to users using emojis. Messenger is supported by all operating system platforms from android, iOS, windows to mac. Due to the popularity and extensive use of FB messenger audio messages, we are going to discuss 5 ways to download audio from FB messenger. Read on for the details….
With the video and pictures, it is easy to download to one’s device, contrary to audio messages, which are a bit tricky. Audio, including voice notes and recordings, is not downloadable by either long pressing or right-clicking. Audio is a simple way to pass messages more transparent and explanatory manner compared to text. The different methods of how downloading audio files from messenger include:
1. Downloading audio with a mobile messenger
If you are using messenger on a mobile device, this is a simple method to download your FB messenger audio to the device’s gallery easily.
Step 1: On your connected device, switch from Wi-Fi to mobile data for the following method is dependent on mobile data to work.
Step 2: Open messenger on the browser preferably chrome browser. Avoid using the mainstream messenger application.
Step 3: To open messenger on the browser, locate the address bar and type ‘Facebook.com’ or else copy and paste the link to the address bar. Alternatively,” m.Facebook.com” works just the same way.
Step 4: Once the page is open, you must enter your user’s name and password to log into Facebook.
Step 5: After authentication and logging in, find the messages that are usually on the top right horizontal orientation of the homepage.
Step 6: Tap on the messages tab to open.
Step 7: Once the messages screen is open, locate the message conversation with the audio clips of interest and tap on it to open.
Step 8: Once the message conversation is open, find the audio clips, and they should look like links with blue font color.
Step 9: Click on the links to download the audio clips to your device.
Step 10: Note that the downloading process will consume user data.
Step 11: After download completion, find the audio from your file manager
2. Download audio from FB messenger on a PC
When received audio messages and are on a personal computer, it is not the end, for they can still be downloaded. The following steps should help download audio on pc:
Step 1: Open your web browser preferably chrome and in the address bar type, “Facebook.com” or copy-paste the address.
Step 2: On entering the address, hit enter and the page will load the Facebook messenger mobile version.
Step 3: On opening the page, log in with your credentials and click on the log-in button.
Step 4: On authentication and logging in, locate the messages tab and click on it to open the messages. UIt is usually located in the top right corner.
Step 5: On opening the messages, select the message conversation with the audio in it.
Step 6: Locate the audios you what to download
Step 7: On the audio, click on the menu of the three dots next to the audio
Step 8: On clicking on the three dots, there will be a pop-up menu. Click on the download option.
Step 9: On clicking on download, select the folder to save the files
Step 10: Wait for the audio file to finish downloading.
Step 11: Locate the downloaded audio file from your download location.
3. Download audio FB messenger with browser inspector
This method utilizes browser page inspection privilege to download the audio files. With browser developer tools, it is possible to download audio files from Facebook messenger. Proceed as follows:
Step 1: Open Facebook and log in to your account.
Step 2: In your account, locate the messages tab and click on it
Step 3: Once the messages are open, locate your message conversation with the audio file you want to download.
Step 4: Once in the conversation, locate the more button denoted by three dots in your top right corner and click on it.
Step 5: On the pop-up menu, find the developer tools option tab and click on it. Alternatively, the shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+I will open developer options.
Step 6: In the developer options window, click on the network tab on the top horizontal tabs
Step 7: Once the developer tools menu is open on the left side adjacent to the messages conversation, click on the audio file from the messages to start playing.
Step 8: Once the audio is playing, it will be highlighted on the developer window side, usually starting with” audio clip”
Step 9: On the developer window, double-click on the file name to start downloading automatically. It will be available on your PC.
4. Download audio from FB messenger using third-party applications
Another great way to download audio files without a hassle is by using third-party applications. In the real sense, this method is not downloading the audio file. Rather it recreates the audio file while you play it. When you install the applications and try to play the audio files, the applications automatically listen to the audio file and recreate it just as it is in the files.
5. Spoof downloading audio from FB messenger by forwarding
Another simple way that is not truly downloading the audio files but will be readily available for you is by forwarding the audio message to yourself. You can access the audio file anytime and whenever needed from your messages. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Open the messenger application on your device
Step 2: Locate the message story with the audio in the conversation
Step 3: Find the audio file, and on its right side, there is a share button. Tap on it.
Step 4: In the screen, search for your user’s name in the address bar.
Step 5: Select your name upon search and send the message to yourself.
Step 6: The message will be stored in your chat and thus easily accessible
Contrary to other social media platforms that offer seamless downloading of media to user devices, Facebook Messenger has been reluctant to add the download option. Nevertheless, you can download any audio file from FB Messenger using any of the abovementioned methods.