I don't use Facebook app (browsed on Google Chrome), but I use its Messenger app. Where can I find the saved images from Facebook Messenger app?

  • Do you use Facebook messenger app or Google Chrome to access facebook? Are you able to see the saved photos into your phone's Gallery? – Lucky May 28 '15 at 19:03

Facebook Messenger saves photos to $EXTERNAL_STORAGE/Pictures/Messenger. That variable depends on your device, but on mine it is /storage/sdcard0 which is also pointed to by the /sdcard symlink.

  • Is there any way to change that? I don't want syncthing to sync all the gifs I get sent. – Marcel Jul 31 '17 at 15:31
  • Computer\SAMSUNG-SGH-I537\Phone\Pictures\Messenger is where they appeared with a USB cable to my Windows 7 desktop. – Bob Stein Mar 16 '18 at 21:52

If you are using Chrome Browser then you can view it in your Downloads folder. If you are using Facebook Messenger App then you should be able to view the photos in you Gallery app. Internally when using Facebook messenger, it hides the downloaded photos inside the system. You have to have a rooted phone to access those hidden files. Its in the hidden root directory,


you have to copy the folder to a directory and rename the .image files to .jpg files.

  • Can I not take ADB backup (no root) of this facebook app and then extract it to see these images? – Firelord May 28 '15 at 19:18
  • @Firelord Yes that can be another way but the OP's question title asks "where can I find the saved images.." so that's why I mentioned the path to access it – Lucky May 28 '15 at 19:20

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