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Have you ever scrolled your chat history for hours just to find that one youtube video your friend sent you? You don't have to anymore!

Facebook Messages Search is a Vue.js application for viewing and searching your Facebook chat threads. The application works locally with exported data from Facebook (see Exporting your data).

Build Setup

# install dependencies
npm install

# serve with hot reload at localhost:8080
npm run dev

# build for production with minification
npm run build

# build for production and view the bundle analyzer report
npm run build --report

For a detailed explanation on how things work, check out the guide and docs for vue-loader.

Exporting your data

The process is explained in the Facebook Help Center. Log in to Facebook and navigate to Settings. Click Your Facebook Information in the left column and then Download Your Information.

In the Download Your Information page you may click Deselect All in the Your Information list and select Messages only. Finally change the Format to JSON and click Create File.

After some time you will get an email with the information that your export is ready. After that head to the Download Your Information page again and download the data in Available Copies section. You will get a zip file named facebook-yourusername.zip, in it there will be subfolders with .json files. Those are your chat histories you can view in the application.

Loading your data in the application

Copy the message_*.json files into the static/ subdirectory. The application will load the messages from there.

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