Safeguarding Our Customers

Short Tutorial/FAQ – How Can I Download My Facebook History?

Question: After years of using Facebook, I have a lot of information stored there that I'd like to have on my own hard drive. Is there a way to do this?

Answer: Whether you want to leave Facebook but keep a copy of everything you stored there, you want to keep your ongoing account safe, or you want to use the data in other ways, downloading your Facebook history is a good idea. It's also easy to do; here's how:
    Download Graphics to View
  1. From your Facebook home page, click the down arrow at the top of the screen.

  2. From the menu, select "Settings."

  3. In the main area of the screen, click "Download a copy of your Facebook data."

  4. On the next screen, click the green "Start My Archive" button.

  5. Provide your password when asked for it.

  6. Next, you'll receive an email from Facebook alerting you that the request has been made, and informing you that you'll receive another email once the download is complete.

  7. When you receive the second email, you'll be able to click a link to download a ZIP file of your data.
The file will include your Timeline information, posts you've shared, messages, photos, and much more.

©2016 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Privacy Policy