download facebook dataThere is a feature in Facebook which not many people will be familiar with. This feature is that Facebook now lets you download all your data including your photos, wall posts, status updates etc. from Facebook to your computer for free. This option is available in order for everyone to have control over their Facebook account data. So if you want to delete your Facebook account but want to backup everything in your account then I will tell you how you can backup your Facebook account.

You need to login to your Facebook account and go to Account –> Account Settings. Under the Settings tab, find “Download Your Information” and click on Learn More. This will take you to the download screen. You will get the following message on the download screen:


This tool lets you download a copy of your information, including your photos and videos, posts on your wall, all of your messages, your friend list and other content you have shared on your profile. Within this zip file you will have access to your data in a simple, browseable manner.

Security
This is a copy of all of the personal information you’ve shared on Facebook. In order to protect your information, we will ask for authentication to verify your identity.
WARNING: This file contains sensitive information. Because this download contains your profile information, you should keep it secure and take precautions when storing, sending or uploading it to any other services.

Press the Download button in order to download all your Facebook data on to your computer. The backup will not be available instantly but will rather take some time to archive but you will get an email when the Zip archive is ready so that you can download the Zip file from the same location. Facebook will confirm your password before finally downloading your information.

Note: If you find anything confusing, you can ask me in comments and if you find this informative, please share with your Facebook friends Smile.