Chat export included in archive?

I just tested an archive of my data here on Meta and didn’t see any of the chats I’ve had included in there. As a user of Meta, I don’t care too much, yet I can imagine if I run a community and people are using chat a lot, I’m sure some will want to backup the chat.

Is it possible for me to export/archive/backup any of my chat messages as a user?

If not, is that something being considered?


This isn’t something that has come up before to my knowledge.

I think it makes sense to aim for consistency here, but it’s worth considering the way things work with retention settings, and how chatty and ephemeral-by-default chat is.

For the time being, I think the idea that “if it matters, put it in a topic” hold here.