How to download facebook data

Downloading Your Facebook Data: A Step-by-Step Guide

Whether you’re curious about your online footprints or want to backup your Facebook memories, downloading your data is a valuable tool. This guide will take you through the process, step-by-step, for both desktop and mobile users.

On Your Desktop:

  1. Log in to your Facebook account.
  2. Click the down arrow in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings & Privacy, then click Settings.
  4. Scroll down and click on Your Facebook Information in the left-hand column.
  5. Select Download Your Information.
  6. Click Create a File.
  7. Customize your download:
    • Date range: Choose “All my data” for the most comprehensive archive, or select a specific timeframe.
    • Data quality: Opt for “High Quality” for photos and videos, or “Low Quality” for faster download times.
    • Data categories: Uncheck any categories you don’t want included, like Ads or Marketplace activity.
  8. Click Create File.
  9. Wait for your file: Facebook will notify you by email when your file is ready for download. It may take several hours or even days for large data sets.
  10. Once notified, return to the Download Your Information page.
  11. Click Available Files and download the ZIP file.
  12. Secure your data: Use a strong password to protect your downloaded file, especially if it contains sensitive information.

On Your Mobile App:

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap the hamburger menu (three lines) in the bottom right corner (Android) or top right corner (iOS).
  2. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy, then select Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap on Your Facebook Information.
  4. Tap Download Your Information.
  5. Tap Request a Download.
  6. Select Complete copy and choose your desired date range.
  7. Tap Submit request.
  8. Wait for your file: Facebook will notify you by app notification when your file is ready for download.
  9. Follow the same steps as on desktop to download and secure your data.


  • Downloading your data can be bandwidth-intensive, so consider connecting to Wi-Fi for faster speeds.
  • The downloaded file will be in ZIP format, and you’ll need a decompression tool like WinZip or WinRAR to open it.
  • Each category of data within the file will be in a separate folder, making it easy to navigate and access specific information.


  • Facebook provides a comprehensive and customizable way to download your data.
  • Downloading your data regularly is a smart practice for online privacy and backup purposes.
  • Be sure to secure your downloaded data with a strong password.

Enjoy exploring your Facebook memories and learning more about your online experiences!

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