.VZM File Extension
What is a VZM file?
A VZM file is a message backup file created by Verizon Messages or Verizon Message+, which are text messaging apps provided to Verizon wireless users. It contains a record of one or more messages sent or received through Messages or Message+. VZM files are XML files, so you can open them and view their contents in any text editor.
Verizon Messages, which was previously named Verizon Message+, is a texting and group chat app that Verizon wireless users can install on their smartphones, tablets, and computers. If a user wants to save a record of the messages they've sent and received through Verizon Messages, they can do so by tapping a conversation, selecting the messages they want to save, and selecting the Download icon. This will create a VZM file that contains a record of the selected messages.
Most often, VZM files are used as message backup files. For example, a user who is switching phones may use their VZM file to restore their previous messages in a new instance of Verizon Messages.
How to open a VZM file
Because VZM files are XML files, you can open them and view their contents in any text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad (Windows), Apple TextEdit (Mac), or Google Chrome Text (Chrome OS). Before attempting to open your VZM file in a text editor, you may want to rename it to use the .XML extension, so the text editor recognizes the file as an XML file.
How do I use a VZM file to restore my Verizon Messages messages?
To use a VZM file to restore your Verizon Messages messages:
- In Verizon Messages, select Settings.
- Select Account.
- Select Restore Messages.
- Navigate to and select your VZM file.