iOS 7 keeps track of timestamps for individual messages, and it will show you them—provided you know this simple trick.

Download and Analyse Your Facebook Messenger Data

Download and Analyse Your Facebook Messenger Data

How does other social media apps impact your usage on Facebook Messenger? With over 2 billions user, Facebook is the most popular platform today.

I am really curious how I behave on this platform and how the rise of other social media apps like Instagram, WeChat and SnapChat impact my usage on Facebook. Today, I am going to show you how to download your Facebook message data and how to analyse it.

These are the folder inside the message data after we unzip the downloaded file. Now, we have to write a Python script to extract the information we need in all these JSON files. I am going to iterate all the subfolders in inbox to read all JSON files with filename starts with “message”.

I also converted it into string so I can write it into an output file without any issue. Now you can analyse your Facebook message data with any of the visualisation tool. I was hooked to SnapChat for a certain period because of its fancy face filter and the 24 hours stories feature. The drop of usage is started by SnapChat but it wasn’t the main reason of the continuous dropping because Instagram also introduce Stories feature! When Instagram started to introduce DM (Direct Message) feature, it didn’t manage to hook me because it didn’t have the feature I am looking for such as call, special interactions (sticker, gifs, etc) at that time. Now you have learnt how to download your Facebook message data and analyse it.

Timestamps concept for Facebook Messenger.

Timestamps concept for Facebook Messenger.

The best feature of the facebook messenger is that it is part of a social network family. Before any happy events, announcements goes to facebook as status update, it is first conversed as messages inside a messenger. My concept is to bring out an interface inside Messenger to favourite those happy conversation you make. 1)Timestamps entry point under contact sheet (available under info icon in messenger). This can be beautiful announcements, plans, statment, jokes or important adddress, phone numbers, links , photos and videos. Personally, Facebook has over 8 years of my chat messages and so many memories are burried inside it.

How do i hide "Last Active" time stamp facebook messenger mobile

My husband checked from his account (he has an iphone 5 and has the lastest Messenger app) it no longer showed when I was active in our message history or on my page.

Favouriting Timestamps in Messenger, a design concept. — Suganth

Favouriting Timestamps in Messenger, a design concept. — Suganth

This can be beautiful announcements, plans, statement, jokes or important address, phone numbers, links, photos and videos. Personally, Facebook has over 8 years of my chat messages and so many memories are buried inside it.

unix timestamp

unix timestamp

I have used the export feature on FB to download Messages and all of the file names are basically a long string of numbers. I've tried an Epoch & Unix Timestamp Conversion Tool on each of the sections of numbers with no luck.

I have a friend who shows up in my chat with no timestamp but

I've also noticed the timestamp disappear for a close friend after downloading a new version of the Facebook app.

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