May 16,2020 • Filed to: Android Recovery • Proven solutions

"Is it possible to save photos and messages from Facebook to Android phone?"
Facebook continues to dominate the world of social media, with more and more users signing up every day and millions of us using their Messenger functionality to connect with old and new friends. These messages can create great memories and include photos that we want to keep forever, so what do we do when we want to save messages or photos on Facebook Messenger for Android we've exchanged through the service?

If you're using an Apple device then you don't need to worry, as the iOS Facebook app makes this process simple. However, for those of you using Android devices it’s not quite as easy. The Android Facebook app doesn't support the download of messages or pictures, so we've found a way around it for you.

Part 1. Save Messages and Photos on Android Facebook Messenger

To save photos from Facebook Messenger on Android, you need to seek help from a third party app which named "Send to SD Card". Download and install the app on your Android devices and then follow the steps below to accomplish your task.

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  • Log in your Facebook Messenger account. Access your messages and choose what you want to save. Tap the item you wish to save so you can view it properly. After tapping the item you wish to save, press the menu button and you'll see a number of options displayed, including "Save photo", "Share", and "I don't like this photo".
  • Select the "Share" option. You'll then be brought to a new screen that displays options such as "Instagram", "Messaging" and, near the bottom of the options, "SD card". "SD card" is the one you'll want to select.
  • Scroll through your folders to choose where you want to save the picture. Make sure you choose a folder you know how to access, as this will make it easier to find the data later on.
  • Once you've selected your folder, choose either the "Copy here" or "Move here" option. This will copy your selected data into the folder you choose, meaning you now have a copy on your phone you can save, email to yourself or print out.
  • Hope this can help you save Facebook messages and other files on Android devices.

Read More: Learn How to Backup EVERYTHING on SD Card to Computer

Part 2. How to Access the Saved Photos and Messages on Android

So, now you've discovered the way to save Facebook messages on Android device, you need to find out where they are stored so you can access them. As above, there is a method to finding where your items are stored on your Android device, depending which method you used above.

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  • The items you saved using this method will be saved in the "Facebook" directory on your Android device. This folder isn't easily accessible so it's recommended that you use X-plore, or any other advanced file explorer, which will make the process a lot simpler.
  • Once you've located the "Facebook" directory, open it and browse through the folder for the items you saved. Now you’ve found them you'll need to open your file, long tap on it and choose the "Share" option, which will be displayed on your screen.
  • After selecting "Share" you'll see a number of different apps displayed, including "Instagram", "Email", "Dropbox" or "Cloud Print". Choose the app you want to open the picture with and you'll then be able to view it as normal.
  • Finding your saved data is much simpler if you followed this method. All you need to do is access your "Gallery" app and your downloaded picture will appear there as normal. From here you can view, share or back up the picture.

Part 3. 1 Click to Recovery Data on Android

As a Android phone user, did you ever lost photos, messages, contact and more on Android phone? You may delete data by accident that you are fail to take it back. But do not worry about that any more, because dr.fone - Data Recovery (Android) will recover your lost data perfectly!

Key Feature of dr.fone - Data Recovery (Android)

  • It can recover photos, messages, videos, contacts, audios, documents, etc. on your Android device.
  • It support almost all the Android phones/tablets on the market. View the Data Recovery (Android) Reference to check if your device is supported.
  • It recover data in 2 ways: from Android device and from SD card.
  • Simply steps to finish the whole process.

Step-by-step guide for how to recover data on Android

Step 1: Run dr.fone - Android Toolkit on your computer. Click "Data Recovery" from the first window. Connect your Android phone to the computer and make sure you have enabled USB debugging on your Android phone.

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Step 2: In this window, choose the file types that you want to recovery. Then click on the Next. Now there will be a new window shows and require you to choose the storage scanning mode: Standard Mode and Advanced Mode. You can choose one of them according to your requirement. Then click on the Next button.

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Step 3: When the scaning process is over, you will see your lost data shows in the window. Choose the files you need and click Recover to bring them back to your Android phone!

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See how to use dr.fone to recover specific files from Android devices:

How to Recover Deleted or Lost Text Messages on Android

How to Recover Deleted Photos from Android Devices

How to Recover WhatsApp Messages from Android

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