Instructions on how to install the extension and download your Facebook chat history.

1. Download the archive to your computer.

2. Right-click on the .zip file and extract it from the archive.

If you don’t have a program which extracts archives you can download the WinRar program from here.

Extract the extension from the archive

Important: It is very important that you extracted the archive correctly.

Check that in the folder where you extracted the archive files like background.js and manifest.json were present.

If instead you see one folder, which in its turn contains these files, the extraction was incorrect.

Check the scheme below.


[folder with extracted extension] ==> [background.js, manifest.json, other files] CORRECT

[folder with extracted extension] ==> [one more folder] ==> [background.js, manifest.json and other files] WRONG


3. Open the Extensions page in your Chrome browser (Settings -> More tools -> Extensions).

Go to the Extensions tab in your Chrome browser

4. Enable Developer mode (1) and then click Load unpacked (2)

Load the unpacked extension

5. Go to the directory where you extracted the zip file and choose it. Click OK.

You will now have the extension installed.


Important: If you have the “Could not load manifest“ error please check that you extracted the archive correctly (see p.2).

Important: If you have the “Could not load background script 'background.js'” error, first check that you extracted the archive correctly. If you extracted it correctly and still get the error, the problem might be with your antivirus, which sometimes overreact on .js files.


6. Note that after you restart your Chrome browser, a pop-up window will appear that offers you to disable extensions installed not from the Chrome Web Store.

You can dismiss the window by closing it.

Disable the Chrome warning

7. For the instructions on how to use the extension and download your Facebook chats with it please check the text instructions in the Blog page or the video tutorial in the Main page.

8. You can also download the extension from the Chrome Web Store here.


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