Best way to archive messages

Do you archive imessages or do they just live in the app with you?

Now that they sync to iCloud (assuming you’ve switched it on), I don’t bother deleting unless a particular message is completely useless or the conversation hasn’t had activity for a very, very long time.

Exception: I do delete messages from automated accounts - 2-factor authentication codes, Amazon shipping notices, etc.

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I would love a way to archve the SMS/iMessage inbox, so that I can use it fully in the GTD lifestyle.

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I’ve used iMazing software for the Mac to archive certain important iMessage threads, both as PDFs with embedded images and as text only CSV files. I have personally found the software to be a bit wonky at times but for this use case it has been really helpful.