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How To Download Your Facebook Data

When everything becomes ephemeral in the age of social networks, one might want to keep some memories so that they do not disappear into the black hole of the web. To do this, Facebook has created a data download function so you can download your posts, favourite photos and videos, messages and even memorable comments. In this article, you will learn how to download data from Facebook.

Using a Desktop Version

To access and download your Facebook data from your computer, go to the Facebook website. Next, log in and click on the small downward-pointing triangle in the upper-right corner of the screen. In the menu that opens, select Settings:

Select Your Facebook Information from the left menu and choose the Download your information tab.

Now you can choose which files and data you’d like to download, select the format and media quality and click Create File. You will have to wait for several minutes for the archive to be created. When it’s ready for download, you will be notified by Facebook.

Using a Facebook Mobile Application

To download your data from your Android, iPhone or another mobile device, open the Facebook app and tap on the three horizontal lines in the bottom-right corner of the screen to open the menu. Scroll down to Settings & Support, click on the downwards arrow and select Settings. Next, go to Your Facebook Information section and choose Download your information tab.

Now you can choose which categories you wish to download: posts, photos, videos, comments, likes, friends, messages and much more. Choose the selected categories by checking their boxes. Next, choose the format in which you’d like to download the archive (HTML or JSON) and media quality, tap Create File.

You might need to wait for several minutes for the copy to be complete, the Facebook app will notify you when it is ready to download.

How To Delete Your Facebook Account

If, after this, you wish to delete your Facebook account, you have two options: temporary deactivation and permanent deletion. For more details, read our article on the subject.

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