This guide will show you how to make a word cloud from your conversations on Facebook messenger. Unfortunately, Facebook makes you jump through a few hoops to access your data and they’ll make you wait up to day. However, it’s not too complicated and once you're done with, you can have a personalized gift that looks like this:
Getting your Messenger Data
Navigate to facebook.com/settings?tab=your_facebook_information and click
Make sure to select JSON as the format. You should also select
low media quality to save disk space and speed up the time to download your data as we won't be using the images for generating word clouds.
deselect all and select only Messenger Data
Scroll to the bottom of the page and start your download
It may take several hours or even days for your download to be ready. Once your download is complete you will receive an email notification and can return to create your word cloud.
Pick Your Dataset
After you’ve received notice that your download has completed. Go back to facebook.com/settings?tab=your_facebook_information, navigate to
Available Files, and download the appropriate archive
Locate the downloaded
.zip file and extract it
Inside this archive, there's
Inside that folder, there should be a folder with the chat name. For example
SteveRogers_1776, or in case of a named chat,you'll find the chat name e.g.
Inside the desired chat folder you should find file(s) ending with
.json. These are the files you should upload.
Now that you have your data, navigate to the word cloud cration page and import your words. Click on the
Messenger from the drop down and drop your json files into the import box.
If you're having trouble, please reach out at email@example.com
You can find Facebook's tutorial on downloading yoru data Here