facebook backup

Facebook provides a useful feature to download all your profile information on your computer hard disk. Downloading your profile information could be useful in several ways. You could go through all your previous status updates, photos and videos offline anytime you like. And also keeping a backup of important data is always good as in any case if you lost the original data you always have a safe backup available with you.

Facebook provides with a single zip file containing all the following profile information:

  • Your profile information (e.g., your contact information, interests, groups)
  • Wall posts and content that you and your friends have posted to your profile
  • Photos and videos that you have uploaded to your account
  • Your friend list
  • Notes you have created
  • Events to which you have RSVP’d
  • Your sent and received messages
  • Any comments that you and your friends have made on your Wall posts, photos, and other profile content

Downloading Facebook Information is Easy just Follow the Below Steps

  1. Goto Account -> Account Settings -> Download your information -> learn more
  2. Take a moment to read on page text
  3. Click on Download button
  4. You will soon get an email with a link
  5. Click on the link and authenticate yourself
  6. Downloading will start

Be careful while storing, sending and uploading the downloaded data as it contains your personal information.

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  • Hey, that’s inbuilt feature..!! I didnt know about it.. :D

    • Even I was a little amazed when came to know about this inbuilt feature. Thanks for the comment mate. :-)

  • Thanks for sharing this tip!

  • I’ve used this feature just some weeks back. Although since the archive generated was huge in size, it did made me wait to get it completely downloaded on my system.

  • I had used this feature few weeks ago.. but that file only contained Photos of my profile not any information I think the download did not complete.. will try again..

    • Rohit, it worked well for me. All the info was successfully downloaded. However the status updates downloads from the internet in real-time. Cheers! :-)

  • Nice article. Are you aware if there’s any way/tool or some hack using which we can ‘restore’ the downloaded information?

    • Facebook presently does not offer any such facility. And I am even not aware about any other such method.