How to Download a Voice Message From Messenger
One of the most popular options on Messenger is the ability to record voice messages. They’re a great way to communicate with your family and friends when you have a lot to say or don’t have time to text. Unfortunately, Messenger doesn’t offer the option to save voice messages on your computer or phone. However, that doesn’t mean this is impossible.
This article will discuss how to download a voice message from Messenger. The process is slightly tricky, so read on and follow each step carefully.
How to Download a Voice Message From Messenger on a PC
PC users can access Messenger using a browser or the desktop app. Regardless of how you launch Messenger, you’ll notice the options to reply, forward, or delete the message, but no ability to save or download.
There is a convenient trick that can help you download a voice message. You’ll need to access Facebook’s mobile version on your PC. Follow the instructions below:
- Open your browser.
- Go to https://m.facebook.com/.
- Press the Messenger icon at the top-right corner.
- Find the chat containing the voice message you want to download.
- Locate the voice message and select the three dots next to it.
- Press “Download.”
The voice message will be saved to your computer as an mp4 file.
How to Download a Voice Message From Messenger on an iPhone
It’s currently not possible to download a voice message from Messenger using an iPhone. The Messenger app never featured this option, but people were able to do it using a mobile browser and accessing Facebook’s mobile version.
Nowadays, this is also not possible. You’ll automatically be redirected to the Messenger app or the desktop version. Since Messenger doesn’t enable you to share a voice message outside of the app, sending it to your email isn’t an option either.
Although you can’t save a voice message using your iPhone, you can make it easier to access instead of scrolling through a chat. Here’s what to do:
- Open the Messenger app on your iPhone.
- Find the voice message in question.
- Press the share icon on the right of the message.
- Tap the search bar and enter your name.
- Send the message to yourself on Messenger.
Now, you’ll have the voice message stored in your chat. Although this doesn’t save the message, it enables you to access it in just a few clicks.
If you want the message stored on your iPhone, you’ll need to use your PC:
- Open a browser on your PC.
- Type “https://m.facebook.com/“ in the address bar.
- Select the Messenger icon at the top-right corner.
- Find the voice message you want to save and press the three dots next to it.
- Select “Download.”
- Locate the voice message on your computer and send it to yourself via email or a messaging app. Alternatively, you can use a cable connection and manage the stored mp4 file directly.
How to Download a Voice Message From Messenger on an Android
Unfortunately, Android users can’t use their phones to download a voice message from Messenger because this version of the app doesn’t offer the option either. It used to be possible to use a browser on your Android, access Facebook’s mobile version, and download the message. Now, you’ll be redirected to the app or the desktop version.
One of the options on Messenger is to access all media in one chat. Since the media doesn’t include voice messages, many people are looking for a way to access them without having to scroll through a chat. If that’s the case with you, here’s what to do:
- Open the Messenger app.
- Find the voice message you want to save.
- Select the share icon next to it.
- Type your name in the search bar.
- Send the message to yourself in Messenger.
This way, you can enter your chat anytime and listen to the message.
If you want to have the voice message from Messenger saved directly to your Android, you’ll need to use your PC:
- Open a browser on your computer or laptop.
- Visit https://m.facebook.com/. This is Facebook’s mobile version which you can run on your computer to download the voice message.
- Click on the Messenger icon at the top-right corner.
- Locate the voice message you wish to download. Press the three dots on the right.
- Press “Download.”
- Find the message on your computer and send it to yourself. You can use email or a messaging app of your choice.
What is the maximum length of a voice message in Messenger?
The maximum length of a voice message in Messenger is one minute. The app displays how long you’ve been talking, so you can keep track of your message’s duration. After one minute, the app will make a sound, and the recording will automatically stop. You can then choose to send it or delete it and record a new message if you aren’t satisfied.
Although this may be convenient for some, others may consider it too short. Fortunately, Messenger doesn’t limit the number of voice messages you can record and send to someone.
Can I delete a voice message on Messenger?
Yes, you can delete a voice message you’ve sent on Messenger. The process is similar regardless of whether you’re using Messenger on your computer or phone. Follow the steps below:
1. Open Messenger and find the voice message you’ve sent and want to delete.
2. If you’re using your computer, press the three dots on the left of the message and select “Remove.” Mobile phone users will need to tap and hold the message and then press “Remove.”
3. Choose between “Unsend” and “Remove for you.” The first option will remove the message for everyone in the chat, while the second one removes it only for you. If you choose the first one, keep in mind someone may have already heard the message. Check this before deleting the message.
Can I share a voice message from Messenger to other apps?
No, Messenger doesn’t allow you to share a voice message outside the app. However, you can always forward it to other Messenger chats. Follow the instructions below:
1. Open the Messenger app or go to the website.
2. Find the voice message you want to forward. If you’re using your computer, select the three dots on the left of the message and choose “Forward.” If you’re on your phone, tap and hold the message and select “Forward.”
3. Enter the person’s or group’s name in the search bar and press “Send.”
Let Your Voice Be Heard
Many people enjoy sending voice messages because it’s faster and more convenient. Although Messenger doesn’t offer the option to download voice messages, several tricks can help you achieve that.
We hope you’ve found this article useful and that you’ve now learned different ways to download voice messages from Messenger.
Do you often record messages on Messenger? What other apps do you use for voice messaging? Tell us in the comments section below.