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How to Download Audio From Facebook Messenger (3 Steps)

Downloading audio from Facebook Messenger can be a challenge.

If you want to download an audio file or a voice message on Messenger, you won’t be able to do so on the mobile app.

This is because there isn’t a “Download” feature on the mobile app.

Tapping and holding the audio only allows you to react to it with an emoji.

You can also reply, forward, or remove the audio, but there isn’t a “Download” option.

So how can you download an audio file or a voice message on Messenger then?

In this guide, you’ll learn how to download audio from Facebook Messenger.

You’ll also learn whether you can download voice messages from Messenger on your phone, and how to forward a voice message.

How to download audio from Facebook Messenger

To download audio from Facebook Messenger, you need to go to m.facebook.com and click on the “Messenger” icon.

Next, navigate to the audio, click on the three dots, and click on “Download” to download it.

If you want to download audio files or voice messages on Messenger, you cannot use the Messenger mobile app.

Instead, you’ll have to visit m.facebook.com on a desktop.

This is because the Messenger mobile app does not have a “Download” feature.

You might also be wondering the difference between “m.facebook.com” and “facebook.com”.

“m.facebook.com” is the mobile version of the Facebook website, so it’s more compatible and faster on mobile devices.

On the other hand, “facebook.com” is the desktop version of Facebook.

“m.facebook.com” also has additional features that you can utilize such as downloading audio files, so you’ll want to be using it.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can download audio from Facebook Messenger.

Step 1: Log in to “m.facebook.com” on your desktop

m.facebook.com login

Firstly, go to m.facebook.com on a desktop.

You can use any browser for this, but Chrome is recommended.

Simply type “m.facebook.com” on the URL field of your browser and hit enter on your keyboard.

On the website, you’ll see a login form where you can log in to your Facebook account.

Simply log in to your Facebook account by entering your mobile number/email address and password.

Then, click on “Log in” to log in.

Keep in mind that you won’t be able to download audio/voice messages on the Messenger mobile app.

This is because the Messenger mobile app does not support the downloading of those files.

Hence, in order to download audio/voice messages, you need to visit “m.facebook.com” on a desktop instead.

Do not go to “facebook.com” as you’ll be redirected to the Messenger web application (you don’t want that!).

Proceed to the next step to learn how to navigate to your messages.

Step 2: Click on the “Messenger” icon & go to the message

messenger icon m.facebook.com

After you’ve logged into “m.facebook.com”, you’ll land on your newsfeed.

The user interface of “m.facebook.com” is different than the one on “facebook.com” as it is made for mobile devices.

Hence, you’ll see that the icons and pictures on your newsfeed are extended in length.

The next step that you need to take is to go to your Facebook messages.

To navigate to your Facebook messages, click on the “Messenger” icon on the top navigation bar.

This will open your list of messages on Messenger.

On your list of messages, find the message that contains the audio that you want to download.

Click on the message to open your conversation with the person.

Proceed to the final step to learn how to download the audio.

Step 3: Click on the three dots & download the audio

Download Facebook Messenger voice message

After you’ve opened your conversation with the person, navigate to the audio/voice message that you want to download.

On the audio, you’ll see a “Play” icon, a “Volume” icon, and a “three dots” icon.

The play icon allows you to play the audio, while the volume icon allows you to control the volume of the audio.

On the other hand, the three dots icon will open an additional option.

Click on the three dots icon to open an additional option.

The three dots icon is only visible on the “m.facebook.com” website, so if you don’t see it, it means that you’re on the wrong website.

Ensure that the URL on your browser is “m.facebook.com” and not “facebook.com”.

How to download audio on Facebook Messenger

After you’ve clicked on the three dots, you’ll see a “Download” option.

Click on “Download” to download the audio.

This will download the audio as an “MP4” file on your computer.

Click on the file to open and hear it.

To save the file, click on the arrow icon, then click on “Show in folder”.

Lastly, right-click the file, copy it, and paste it into the folder that you want to save it in.

You’ve successfully learned how to download audio from Facebook Messenger!

Can I download voice messages from Messenger on my phone?

No, you cannot download voice messages from Messenger on your phone.

This is because the Messenger mobile app does not support the downloading of voice messages.

You won’t be able to download voice messages using the Messenger web application as well.

The only way to download voice messengers from Messenger is to visit “m.facebook.com” on a desktop.

How do you forward a voice message on Messenger?

To forward a voice message on Messenger, tap and hold the voice message.

Then, tap on the “Forward” optionon the bottom navigation bar.

Lastly, find the user(s) that you want to forward the voice message and tap on “Send” to forward it.

If the voice message is successfully forwarded, the “Send” button will change into a “Sent” button.


Currently, the Facebook Messenger app still lacks a lot of features.

On WhatsApp, files can be easily downloaded on both the mobile app and the web version of it.

Hence, for most people, the prime choice for messaging is WhatsApp.

That being said, messaging on Facebook is useful if you don’t know the contact number of someone.

Further Reading

Why Can’t I See “Last Active” on Facebook Messenger?

3 Steps to Appear Offline on Facebook Messenger

How to Send Files on Messenger


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Lim How Wei

Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with 8+ years of experience in Social Media Marketing and 4+ years of experience as an active investor in stocks and cryptocurrencies. He has researched, tested, and written thousands of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.

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