How to Download A Copy of Your Facebook Data

Before deleting your Facebook account, you would want to download a copy of your Facebook data to ensure your memories are not lost. The downloaded file contains your posts, videos, photo, messages and also info from the About section of your profile.

Completely shaken by the sensational data selling row, many of you might be thinking of downloading a copy of your Facebook data before deleting the account. Hence, we thought it would be apt to make a quick post about it.

The downloaded file includes posts, photos, and videos you’ve shared. Besides, it also contains your messages, Chat conversations, and info from the About section of your profile. If you don’t want to download the data, you can jump over to the Activity Log to access all of your data.

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How to Download A Copy of Your Facebook Data

How to Download A Copy of Your Facebook Data

How to Download A Copy of your Facebook Data on Computer

Step #1. Open any web browser on your computer and head over to Facebook.com.

Step #2. Now, click on the downward arrow at the top right corner → select Settings.

Click on downward arrow and Select Settings in Facebook Web

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Step #3. Under General Account Settings, click on Download a copy of your Facebook data.

Under General option Click on Download a copy of your Facebook data in Facebook Web

Step #4. Next up, click Start My Archive.

Click Start My Archive in Facebook Web

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Step #5. Up next, you have to enter your password and click on Submit.

Enter your password and click on Submit in Facebook Web

Step #6. Now, you may have to click on Start My Archive again.

Click on Start My Archive again in Facebook Web

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The app will start gathering your information. Once it’s ready, it will send you an email to your registered email address.

Note: You can head over to Settings → Payments to view whether your credit card information is stored. You will be able to change or delete stored credit card information.

How to Access Activity Log on iPhone, iPad, and Android

Step #1. Open Facebook on your mobile device.

Step #2. Now, tap on the menu button.

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Note: On iOS, it’s at the bottom right. On Andriod, it’s at the top right.)

Go to Facebook Menu option in Android or iPhone

Step #3. Next, scroll down and tap on Settings and select Activity Log.

Tap on Settings and Select Activity Log in iOS Facebook App

On your Android device, Activity Log is located under Help & Settings section.

Tap on Activity Log in Android Facebook App

How to Access Activity Log on Computer

Step #1. Go to Facebook.com on your computer.

Step #2. Now, click on the tiny arrow at the top right corner and select Activity Log.

Click on downward arrow and Select Activity Log in Facebook Web

That’s done!

Over to you

Facebook has been secretly storing the call records and SMS data from Android devices for several years. Luckily, iOS devices seem to be unaffected by this secret data collection. It’s indeed unfortunate, and a strict law must be brought in to offer more safeguards to users’ data. What do you think?

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.

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