• Facebook knows everything you've done on the social network, like what you've posted, with you and your friends and where you're from.
  • You can download a copy of your Facebook information, we're here to show you how. Facebook has recently made the process a lot easier.
  • Then, if you want, you can permanently delete your account and download your Facebook data from everything you've posted. Here's how.

In the current improved digital world, everyone has access to the internet and wants to use one or the other social networking sites. Facebook with over 2.2 billion users is one of the most popular social media platforms. Facebook Inc is an American company based in California, which was launched by Mark Zuckerberg along with his fellow partners. It is a social networking site where people can easily connect with friends and family members online as well as share lots of things like photos, videos, personal information, etc. Details may be at risk, your Facebook account may be hacked or compromised putting you at risk. Therefore it is necessary to download your Facebook data.

Nowadays, almost all social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ provide the ability to export data such as posts, photos, videos, messages, chat conversations, etc. This means, even if your account is deleted or access to the account is lost, you still have A complete backup of your social network profile. A few months ago, Facebook also got into this streak and started allowing users to download Facebook data from their account and save it to the computer.

So in this article today, we are going to explain to you how to download your Facebook data with a built-in feature of Facebook. With this feature, you can quickly download and backup your Facebook photos and videos without using any third-party tool or software. Moreover, if you are a regular Facebook user, you can add it to your monthly to-do list and back up the data every month.

Why do you need to download your Facebook data?

There are many reasons and situations where we have to be a step ahead and back up all your Facebook data. Some of the reasons include:

  • If you back up the data, you can print a copy or email a picture to someone when you can't immediately access your social media account.
  • Moreover, backup is also useful if you want to switch to a different website or if you need to change or delete your account.
  • There may be a situation when you forget a password and can't access your photos, then you can use the backup that is saved on your computer.

What are the steps to backup Facebook data like photos, videos, messages, and more?

  1. First, you need to log into your Facebook account.
  2. Click on the arrow in the top right and then select “ Settings ” in the drop-down menu.

3. After that, you will be redirected to the Facebook settings page. From the right panel, choose the ” Your Facebook Information ” option.

4. Here it will display different options for you on the left side. Now you need to click on “ View ” to download your information.

5. In the next step, you need to select New File option and also choose a date range (all my data), type the format either HTML format or JSON format (we recommend HTML) and Medium quality (High, Medium and Low). If you want the best results, choose high quality.

6. Next, you can select what you want to download by adding or removing data categories as per your preference by clicking on the boxes on the left side of Facebook.

For example, the list of categories may include posts, comments, photos, videos, friends, followers, messages, profile information, stories, pages, search history, call history, call logs, locations, etc.

7. Finally, click on the “ Create File ” button.

  • You will not receive the download immediately instead, you will be notified that ” Your file is under construction “. We'll let you know when it's complete.

So, you have to wait a few hours or days to receive an email from Facebook that the password-protected download is ready on your Facebook Mobile or desktop browser and then you can download it to your favorite device.

  • On the other hand, you can also cancel the download by going to the “ Available Files ” section and clicking on the “ Cancel ” button as shown in the image below.

How to download your data on Facebook?

  • After a few days, Facebook sends you a link to download the file. Once you click on the link, it takes you back to your Facebook account where you are asked again to re-enter your Facebook password.
  • Now again, you need to go to the Available Files section and click on the Download button to download or save a backup of the selected items as a zip (zip) file on your computer. That's it.

You now have a backup of all your Facebook data, so if you want to delete or deactivate your Facebook account, you can dispense with any fears of losing your data.

I hope the article was helpful, and if you have any questions or comments related to Facebook, let us know in the comments section below.