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Is there a way to search or arrive at the first Facebook message in a thread without scrolling back for hours?

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No absolute way actually. The best bet is to remember your first message and then search it on the search bar of that conversation. Even if you don't remember, a simple search with hi will save you ~50 scroll ups(As I'm assuming they'll show the first occurrence of hi as the result).

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P.S. I found my first message to a thread with thousands of messages in 3 to 4 try with this method. :)

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This works. I got back to my first message in 2005 –  phwd Apr 5 '12 at 18:39
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Here's exactly how to do it:

To start, go to http://m.facebook.com/messages/

Then click the person you want to see the first message with. right click the ”See older messages” button and click “open in new tab” or something that relates to that depending on what browser you use. Now, the link will appear in a new tab and it should look something like this:

http://m.facebook.com/messages/read/?forward=0&start=52695&page_size=7&tids=numbers=inbox&tid=numbers&see_older=1&refid=12

From here, all you have to do is change the start=52695 (yours will be another number) to start= a low number like 200 And that’s it! You will still have to click ”See older messages” a bit to get through those 100-200 messages, but it’s nothing compared to going through 50,000 messages first!

Source: http://jcoinster.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/finally-how-to-see-your-first-facebook-messages-with-someone/

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Welcome to Web Applications! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Sathya Oct 16 '12 at 4:50
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