Around 800 Millions people uses Facebook for their social sharing and networking needs. Because of such a huge user base Facebook is the easiest way to stay connected with old school friends, relatives and other online mates. We share status updates, photos and videos of our personal life and other entertaining stuff with friends and to public. Facebook has a service to archive all of your Facebook data.
Using Facebook Archive service you can download a copy of all data you’ve ever shared on Facebook like private photos, videos, wall posts, messages and chat conversations, names of friends and e-mail addresses of those who gave permission to do it in their privacy settings. All of this data is stored on Facebook server to give you history details.
Here are few simple steps to download all this data to your personal computer.
- Login to your Facebook account and go to account settings.
- In General Account Settings, click on ‘Download a copy of your Facebook data.’ link.
- A Download Your Information page will open, click on the Download Archive link. Follow further instructions to download full archive.
- It may take a little while for server to gather your photos, wall posts, messages, and other information. After completing archive data you’ll be asked to verify your identity in order to help protect the security of your account. Re-enter your password.
- Now click on the Download Archive link to download a zip file on your local computer.
Remember, this is all data of your Facebook account so keep it on a safe place. This archive won’t have your friends’ photos and status updates, other people’s personal info, Comments you’ve made on other people’s posts. You will receive an email when your archive is ready for download.