I want to know the number of messages I have with anyone on Facebook.

Is there some way to know the count of messages that have been exchanged between me and someone else?

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    Are you talking about Wall Posts between people or Direct (Personal) Messages? Oct 25, 2012 at 14:35
  • Direct messages (Private) Oct 25, 2012 at 16:52
  • I mean the personal messages Oct 25, 2012 at 16:52
  • This was answered in Stack Overflow. Oct 25, 2012 at 17:28

5 Answers 5


Yes, there is an easy way to do it: go to your messages in Facebook and then click on the conversation you want the count from. Scroll very fast up in the conversation, now there stands "loading xxxx messages".


The programmers's way is the only way to do it. This cannot be done from within Facebook.

Facebook itself has no such option. Facebook does has an API, but it does not allows the apps to go up to the level of interacting with the messages of its users.

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    @just_name I don't know.
    – user19533
    Nov 2, 2012 at 18:23

This App for Facebook Message Count. You can search in Facebook "Message count" or click link :) http://apps.facebook.com/messagecount/

  • It doesn't include archived chats.
    – marines
    Aug 23, 2013 at 8:23
  • @marines: but you can have a quick view of message number of many friend.
    – Ooker
    Sep 21, 2014 at 11:42
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    This page is now 404
    – Nathan
    Oct 10, 2016 at 2:26

Yes, do the following to accomplish that:

  1. first open all conversations
  2. then open any person's chat you want to count
  3. then move upwards very quickly in that conversations
  4. then it will show loading messages:

    amount of messages is


Taken from Stack Overflow answer.

you can look at FQL Thread table see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/fql/thread/ field message_count

  • hmmmmm. this 's in a programming way . i just need to know this through the facebook as an appliaction Oct 28, 2012 at 14:08
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