How to Forward Facebook Messages To Gmail Or Other Email Accounts
Do you know that you can forward Facebook messages to Gmail and other email accounts, just like you forward regular email messages? You can move entire facebook conversations to your email account and archive it there, or you can forward a Facebook conversation to any email address of your choice.
Now before I describe the steps, why and when should you forward or transfer Facebook messages to your Gmail account? There can be several situations when you may want to transfer all of your Facebook messages to your email account, some of them are listed below:
- You want to backup all Facebook messages and conversations to a safe location.
- You want to share a Facebook conversation with someone who is not on Facebook.
- You want to email a Facebook conversation or IM chat with a group of friends.
- You want to preserve a conversation for later use and want to maintain a discussion for later use.
For your information, Facebook removed the message forwarding facility from the website and app. However, there is a trick that you can use to send all the Facebook messages received on a page to your personal email address. As you are about to use a third-party service named Zapier, you do not need to repeat all the steps in the future. In other words, you can forward all the Facebook messages to Gmail or any other email accounts once you setup Zapier.
Although Zapier has some paid versions starting from $20, you can opt for the free editions as well. The free account holders can execute 100 tasks per month without any problem. For the starters, it is recommended to get started with the free version so that you can know if this service is suitable for you or not.
How to Forward Facebook Messages To Gmail
To forward Facebook messages to Gmail, follow these steps-
- Visit the Zapier website.
- Go to the Integrations tab.
- Search for Gmail.
- Select a trigger and an action.
- Click on Connect Facebook Messenger + Gmail button.
- Authorize your Facebook account and select the page.
- Authorize your Gmail account.
To know more about these steps, read on.
At first, you need to visit the official website of Zapier. As you have already selected Facebook Messenger, you need to switch from the Overview tab to the Integrations tab. Now, click on the “Search for apps to connect” box, and type “Gmail” in it. Once Gmail appears on the list, click on it to select.
If the “Send new Facebook Page messages via Gmail” appears on your screen, you can click on the TRY IT button. Otherwise, you must select the trigger and action manually. For that, click on the “Select a trigger” menu, and choose “New Message sent to Page” option.
Following that, expand the “Select an action” list, and select the “Send Email” option.
After that, click on the “Connect Facebook Messenger + Gmail” button on your screen. Therefore, you need to authorize your Facebook and Gmail account so that Zapier can access your messages. For that, all you need to is enter a valid username and password.
Once you are done with that, you can sit back and relax. After the setup is completed, Zapier runs in the background and looks for new messages sent to your page. Whenever it receives any new message, it sends that to your Gmail account automatically.
That’s all! I hope this tutorial helps!