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It seems Facebook completely dropped my support (but not for other people I know) for searching for messages. I can only look for conversation names (persons, pages or chat group names) or search for messages inside a specific chat.

This directly contradicts what Facebook's official support states, and as mentioned it does work for other people. It doesn't work for me in any browser.

Any idea what causes this and how to fix it?

This is how it looks like now:

Search Facebook chat titles

If I choose a specific chat, I can search by clicking "Customize Chat" first, although what does search have anything to do with customization? It's as if they don't want people to know search is possible within a specific chat:

Search in a specific chat

This is how other people can search for all past messages:

Search for Facebook messages

And this is how they (used to?) search inside specific conversations:

Search in Facebook conversations

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  • I and a friend have the same issue except we can search individual chats. – Darryn Brisdaz Dec 24 '20 at 15:09
  • Seems to be fixed now. Anyone know why or what happened? – Darryn Brisdaz Dec 29 '20 at 1:37
  • Glad it was fixed for you, but nothing got fixed for me. Can still only search for names of chats with people, groups and pages, not content. – LWC Dec 30 '20 at 9:48
  • I've edited to reflect search individual chats is possible - it's just quite hidden. – LWC Feb 5 at 11:11

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