The addition of Facebook
We all use Facebook for nearly 1 hour a day, according to a study. Well. this is a huge amount of time compared to the number of hours that exist in a day. We do a lot of things when we’re on Facebook like sharing photos, talking with people, uploading videos etc. This can be termed as posting of data. In other words, all the activities talked about above are about giving your information to Facebook.
Data sharing on Facebook
You are giving away information about yourself and your everyday life to Facebook in form of photos, videos etc. and this data gets accumulated over time.
Download Facebook data
What if all this data were to get deleted somehow? What if you accidentally remove some of your photos or remove them if you’re in a bad mood and want to see them again? What if you don’t have an internet connection but want to still browse through your life’s history. What if you want to store all the memorable moments of your life in a separate place? Well, if you don’t know how to do it you’re reading the right article. Here we’re going to see how you can download a copy of all your Facebook data by going through a few easy steps.
Steps to follow
Follow the following steps to download all your Facebook data –
Step 1 – Login to your account and go to Settings.
Step 2 – Under the general settings, you’ll see a link called ‘Download a copy of your Facebook data’. Click it. You might be required to enter your password for security reasons.
Step 3 – Facebook might take some time to transfer all your data into a zip file and send you a link through which you can download it to your machine/device.
After downloading a copy of your Facebook Data
Well, if you were able to successfully get the zip file into your machine/device, that’s it, you’re done. Congratulations, now you can easily go through or review all your data with much ease. In case you don’t know how to open zip files, you’ll have to download any software that can unzip files. After you unzip the file, you will be able to view all your data. The data will include the information collected about you or by you on your Facebook account over the duration of time.
After you’re done downloading you will not have to worry about losing your favorite data then. This data should be up to date, that is, it should have all information collected in your account up till the point when you requested the zipped copy of all your Facebook data.
It sure is fun to be able to have all your information in a single file but it is advisable to keep this file out of reach of other people. It is because you might not want somebody else’s hands to get on your Facebook Data. This is a very serious issue as somebody can make wrong use of it. Of course everything has got its pros and cons, you must always act with caution while handling sensitive data.
Also, if you want to delete such files on your computer, it is advisable not to send such data to the recycle bin as it can be restored easily from there.
What to do next
Now many people might be thinking, what if they want the copy of their data again after some time, for example, after one month? Well, there’s no need to worry because you can follow the steps given in this article again and have another copy of all your Facebook data in your hard drive (Always take precaution while storing such sensitive information). This way you’ll never have to worry about deleting your data online, or never being able to access your Facebook account again. Remember, it is not that this is a one time process, you can repeat downloading a copy of your data as many times as you wish to.