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How to Download Facebook Data

Social media usage has increased drastically in the present scenario when compared to the past decade. This is because of the ease of access and the improvement in the services of these social media apps that it has made them a part of our daily life. With this being said, we spend a lot of our precious time daily using Facebook, Instagram, etc. without being worried about how much our data is being collected every time we use Facebook. Yes, the social media giant Facebook constantly collects the user data as we use the app to improve their services and also to let advertisers serve relevant ads to the user. Facebook lets the users download all these collected by them all at once.

If you wish to leave Facebook without any trace or download your archive of information, you can use the download a copy of your Facebook information page to know how to download it. Facebook has an immense collection of your data right from the likes, comments you did to the photos, videos you uploaded. Including the friends list, your personal info, reactions, pokes you made and received, the games you played, the locations from which logged in to the app, the entire conversations you had with your friends and more. Get to know what all data you can download from Facebook using the Download Your Information feature.

Note: You will not be able to retrieve data that you deleted. Because the information you deleted is also deleted from the Facebook servers.


What info is available?What is it?Where can I find it?
About MeInformation you added to the About section of your timeline like relationships, work, education, where you live and more. It includes any updates or changes you made in the past and what is currently in the About section of your timeline.Downloaded Info
Account Status HistoryThe dates when your account was reactivated, deactivated, disabled or deleted.Downloaded Info
Active SessionsAll stored active sessions, including date, time, device, IP address, machine cookie and browser information.Downloaded Info
Ads ClickedDates, times and titles of ads clicked (limited retention period).Downloaded Info
AddressYour current address or any past addresses you had on your account.Downloaded Info
Ad TopicsA list of topics that you may be targeted against based on your stated likes, interests and other data you put in your timeline.Downloaded Info
Alternate NameAny alternate names you have on your account (ex: a maiden name or a nickname).Downloaded Info
AppsAll of the apps you have added.Downloaded Info
Birthday VisibilityHow your birthday appears on your timeline.Downloaded Info
ChatA history of the conversations you’ve had on Facebook Chat (a complete history is available directly from your messages inbox).Downloaded Info
Check-insThe places you’ve checked into.Downloaded Info
CurrencyYour preferred currency on Facebook. If you use Facebook Payments, this will be used to display prices and charge your credit cards.Downloaded Info
Current CityThe city you added to the About section of your timeline. Downloaded Info
Date of BirthThe date you added to Birthday in the About section of your timeline.Downloaded Info
EducationAny information you added to Education field in the About section of your timeline.Downloaded Info
EmailsEmail addresses added to your account (even those you may have removed). Downloaded Info
EventsEvents you’ve joined or been invited to.Downloaded Info
Facial Recognition DataA unique number based on a comparison of the photos you’re tagged in. We use this data to help others tag you in photos. Downloaded Info
FamilyFriends you’ve indicated are family members.Downloaded Info
Favorite QuotesInformation you’ve added to the Favorite Quotes section of the About section of your timeline.Downloaded Info
FollowersA list of people who follow you.Downloaded Info
Friend RequestsPending sent and received friend requests.Downloaded Info
FriendsA list of your friends.Downloaded Info
GenderThe gender you added to the About section of your timeline.Downloaded Info
GroupsA list of groups you belong to on Facebook.Downloaded Info
Hidden from News FeedAny friends, apps or pages you’ve hidden from your News Feed.Downloaded Info
HometownThe place you added to hometown in the About section of your timeline.Downloaded Info
IDA copy of the ID you submitted to confirm your identity and to help improve our automated systems for detecting fake IDs and related abuse.Personal Data Request
LocaleThe language you’ve selected to use Facebook in.Downloaded Info
LoginsIP address, date and time associated with logins to your Facebook account.Downloaded Info
LogoutsIP address, date and time associated with logouts from your Facebook account.Downloaded Info
Matched ContactsContact information that may be associated with your account.Personal Data Request
MessagesMessages you’ve sent and received on Facebook. Note, if you’ve deleted a message it won’t be included in your download as it has been deleted from your account.Downloaded Info
NameThe name on your Facebook account.Downloaded Info
Name ChangesAny changes you’ve made to the original name you used when you signed up for Facebook.Downloaded Info
NetworksNetworks (affiliations with schools or workplaces) that you belong to on Facebook.Downloaded Info
Pages You AdminA list of pages you admin.Downloaded Info
Pending Friend RequestsPending sent and received friend requests.Downloaded Info
Phone NumbersMobile phone numbers you’ve added to your account, including verified mobile numbers you’ve added for security purposes.Downloaded Info
PhotosPhotos you’ve uploaded to your account.Downloaded Info
Photos MetadataAny metadata that is transmitted with your uploaded photos.Downloaded Info
Physical TokensBadges you’ve added to your account.Downloaded Info
PokesA list of who’s poked you and who you’ve poked. Poke content from our mobile poke app is not included because it’s only available for a brief period of time. After the recipient has viewed the content it’s permanently deleted from our systems.Downloaded Info
Political ViewsAny information you added to Political Views in the About section of timeline.Downloaded Info
Posts by OthersAnything posted to your timeline by someone else, like wall posts or links shared on your timeline by friends. Downloaded Info
Recent ActivitiesActions you’ve taken and interactions you’ve recently had.Downloaded Info
Registration DateThe date you joined Facebook. Downloaded Info
Religious ViewsThe current information you added to Religious Views in the About section of your timeline.Downloaded Info
Removed FriendsPeople you’ve removed as friends.Downloaded Info
Screen NamesThe screen names you’ve added to your account, and the service they’re associated with. You can also see if they’re hidden or visible on your account.Downloaded Info
Spoken LanguagesThe languages you added to Spoken Languages in the About section of your timeline.Downloaded Info
Status UpdatesAny status updates you’ve posted.Downloaded Info
WorkAny current information you’ve added to Work in the About section of your timeline.Downloaded Info
VideosVideos you’ve posted to your timeline.Downloaded Info


You can also view your information without downloading it. Click here to Access Your Information at any time on Facebook.

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How to Download Your Facebook Data

Follow the steps below to download the data of your Facebook account.

Step 1: Log in to your Facebook account.

Step 2: On the top right, next to your name click the down arrow.

Step 3: Click Settings.

Step 4: Click Your Facebook Information from the left side bar.

Step 5: Then click on Download Your Information.

You can select the type of information you want to download from Facebook. You can choose the date range from which time you would like to download your data. Then the type of file (HTML or JSON) in which you would like to receive your data. And finally the media quality of the photos and videos on your profile.

How to Download Facebook Data
How to Download Facebook Data

Also under the Your Information tab, you can select the specific type of data from your account to download, like posts, comments, friends, messages, etc. Select this according to your need and click Create File.

Once you did that, switch to the Available Files tab, where you will see the message “We’ll let you know when it’s complete, so you can download it to your preferred device. You can cancel this process before the file is complete.”

How to Download Facebook Data
How to Download Facebook Data

Facebook will notify you once the file is ready to download. The file will have a password protected access and will only be available for a few days.


To Conclude

Thus anyone can access their Facebook data by the above process easily. And even if you wish to delete your Facebook account, your past memories remains with you. Facebook has such a useful feature and you can use it whenever you want to.

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