Exporting chat transcripts from Signal


· Signal · exporting · archiving · backups · chat ·

I've started using Signal for some things, and it seems there is a way to export chat histories from the desktop client:

  1. Open the developer tools sidebar (ctrl-shift-i)
  2. Navigate through the 'Elements' view to the div.conversation-stack element
  3. Right click on that div and 'copy outerHtml'
  4. Past this HTML into a new file and save it somewhere

Now that file can be viewed with a web browser.

This isn't a particularly great export of course, but at least it's something.

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