How to Download a Copy of your Entire Facebook Data

Download your entire facebook data

We all are using facebook daily and we are a huge fan of this social media network. Unlike all other social networks facebook has got some interesting stuff that makes it unique and it is for that reason facebook has got billions of users.

According to March 2015 facebook has a number of 1.44 billion active users and it is tremendously increasing day by day. Well, we share lots of stuff in facebook, it might be a photo, a video or a message. Whatever it is, facebook is storing all the data we’re sharing in its secure server.

Do you know one thing? We could download this data, yes i mean the entire data you have shared so far in facebook can be downloaded in a single click. It includes the photos,videos, messages and details about every single action you had took on facebook. For example your friend requests, your no. of tags, your birthday wishes etc.

How to download a copy of your entire facebook data?

The facebook data we will be getting is an archived zip which can be extracted to access all the data. Don’t worry It’s an easy procedure just follow the steps that i’m going to show you.

  • Login to your facebook account and Go to Settings
  • You will see General Account Settings there and under that, there is a link showing Download a copy of your Facebook data.
  • This is the link we need, Click on it.
  • On the next page you will see an option to Start My Archive. See the screenshot below

Download Your Facebook Information

  • Click on it and enter your facebook password. It’s a security measure just to ensure that you’re the right person.
  • Then you will be getting a pop up to Start My Archive. Click on it and wait for the next pop up.

start my archive

  • In the next pop up a message will be shown the requested data has been sent to the mail associated with your facebook account.

download request

  • All you have to do next is to wait for some time and login to your mail account to access all the facebook data you have shared in facebook so far.

Note: It may take some minutes to reach the facebook data in your mail because facebook needs some time to collect all your requested data.

  • Please note that if you are using a gmail account your facebook data will be delivered to the Social inbox. The mail will be titled Your Facebook download is ready.
  • Open the mail you have just received, it will look like in the below screenshot

facebook data download mail

  • That’s it, Now just click on the link provided by facebook .
  • You will be redirected to a facebook page showing the option to Download archive.

Download archive from facebook

  • Click on it and type your facebook password again and your data will be automatically downloaded as a zip file.
  • You can extract the file in order to access all your facebook data including the pictures, videos and messages with which you have engaged.
  • That’s it. Now you have done completing the procedure.
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  • How to access facebook data after downloading the zip file?

  • Extract the zip file you have just downloaded to a folder and you can see files like below.


  • In your extracted folder, there will be files like html, phtos, videos and an index file.
  • To access all the data open the index file which is an html file and can be opened by a web browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome whatever you use.
  • There you will see the categorized details of all your data gathered by facebook.

What categories of facebook data is available for download?


What info is available? What is it? Where can I find it?
About Me Information 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. Activity Log
Downloaded Info
Account Status History The dates when your account was reactivated, deactivated, disabled or deleted. Downloaded Info
Active Sessions All stored active sessions, including date, time, device, IP address, machine cookie and browser information. Downloaded Info
Ads Clicked Dates, times and titles of ads clicked (limited retention period). Downloaded Info
Address Your current address or any past addresses you had on your account. Downloaded Info
Ad Topics A 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 Name Any alternate names you have on your account (ex: a maiden name or a nickname). Downloaded Info
Apps All of the apps you have added. Downloaded Info
Birthday Visibility How your birthday appears on your Timeline. Downloaded Info
Chat A history of the conversations you’ve had on Facebook Chat (a complete history is available directly from your messages inbox). Downloaded Info
Check-ins The places you’ve checked into. Activity Log
Downloaded Info
Connections The people who have liked your Page or Place, RSVPed to your event, installed your app or checked in to your advertised place within 24 hours of viewing or clicking on an ad or Sponsored Story. Activity Log
Credit Cards If you make purchases on Facebook (ex: in apps) and have given Facebook your credit card number. Account Settings
Currency Your preferred currency on Facebook. If you use Facebook Payments, this will be used to display prices and charge your credit cards. Downloaded Info
Current City The city you added to the About section of your Timeline. Downloaded Info
Date of Birth The date you added to Birthday in the About section of your Timeline. Downloaded Info
Deleted Friends People you’ve removed as friends. Downloaded Info
Education Any information you added to Education field in the About section of your Timeline. Downloaded Info
Emails Email addresses added to your account (even those you may have removed). Downloaded Info
Events Events you’ve joined or been invited to. Activity Log
Downloaded Info
Facial Recognition Data A 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
Family Friends you’ve indicated are family members. Downloaded Info
Favorite Quotes Information you’ve added to the Favorite Quotes section of the About section of your Timeline. Downloaded Info
Followers A list of people who follow you. Downloaded Info
Following A list of people you follow. Activity Log
Friend Requests Pending sent and received friend requests. Downloaded Info
Friends A list of your friends. Downloaded Info
Gender The gender you added to the About section of your Timeline. Downloaded Info
Groups A list of groups you belong to on Facebook. Downloaded Info
Hidden from News Feed Any friends, apps or pages you’ve hidden from your News Feed. Downloaded Info
Hometown The place you added to hometown in the About section of your Timeline. Downloaded Info
IP Addresses A list of IP addresses where you’ve logged into your Facebook account (won’t include all historical IP addresses as they are deleted according to a retention schedule). Downloaded Info
Last Location The last location associated with an update. Activity Log
Likes on Others’ Posts Posts, photos or other content you’ve liked. Activity Log
Likes on Your Posts from others Likes on your own posts, photos or other content. Activity Log
Likes on Other Sites Likes you’ve made on sites off of Facebook. Activity Log
Linked Accounts A list of the accounts you’ve linked to your Facebook account Account Settings
Locale The language you’ve selected to use Facebook in. Downloaded Info
Logins IP address, date and time associated with logins to your Facebook account. Downloaded Info
Logouts IP address, date and time associated with logouts from your Facebook account. Downloaded Info
Messages Messages 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
Name The name on your Facebook account. Downloaded Info
Name Changes Any changes you’ve made to the original name you used when you signed up for Facebook. Downloaded Info
Networks Networks (affiliations with schools or workplaces) that you belong to on Facebook. Downloaded Info
Notes Any notes you’ve written and published to your account. Activity Log
Notification Settings A list of all your notification preferences and whether you have email and text enabled or disabled for each. Downloaded Info
Pages You Admin A list of pages you admin. Downloaded Info
Pending Friend Requests Pending sent and received friend requests. Downloaded Info
Phone Numbers Mobile phone numbers you’ve added to your account, including verified mobile numbers you’ve added for security purposes. Downloaded Info
Photos Photos you’ve uploaded to your account. Downloaded Info
Photos Metadata Any metadata that is transmitted with your uploaded photos. Downloaded Info
Physical Tokens Badges you’ve added to your account. Downloaded Info
Pokes A 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 Views Any information you added to Political Views in the About section of Timeline. Downloaded Info
Posts by You Anything you posted to your own Timeline, like photos, videos and status updates. Activity Log
Posts by Others Anything posted to your Timeline by someone else, like wall posts or links shared on your Timeline by friends. Activity Log
Downloaded Info
Posts to Others Anything you posted to someone else’s Timeline, like photos, videos and status updates. Activity Log
Privacy Settings Your privacy settings. Privacy Settings Downloaded Info
Recent Activities Actions you’ve taken and interactions you’ve recently had. Activity Log
Downloaded Info
Registration Date The date you joined Facebook. Activity Log
Downloaded Info
Religious Views The current information you added to Religious Views in the About section of your Timeline. Downloaded Info
Removed Friends People you’ve removed as friends. Activity Log
Downloaded Info
Screen Names The 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
Searches Searches you’ve made on Facebook. Activity Log
Shares Content (ex: a news article) you’ve shared with others on Facebook using the Share button or link. Activity Log
Spoken Languages The languages you added to Spoken Languages in the About section of your Timeline. Downloaded Info
Status Updates Any status updates you’ve posted. Activity Log
Downloaded Info
Work Any current information you’ve added to Work in the About section of your Timeline. Downloaded Info
Vanity URL Your Facebook URL (ex: username or vanity for your account). Visible in your Timeline URL
Videos Videos you’ve posted to your Timeline. Activity Log
Downloaded Info

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