How To Download A Copy Of Your Facebook Data

There are several reasons why you may wish to request a copy of your Facebook Data. One of them is if you inadvertently set up a Facebook Profile for your business rather than a Facebook Page and then you later want to convert it to a Page, you will first need to export your data to ensure you don't loose anything, as whilst the friends will be converted to fans, none of the other content you have shared on your profile will remain on the new Page that you set up.

How To Download A Copy Of Your Facebook Data

How To Request A Copy Of Your Facebook Data - Account Settings

The first thing you need to do is to click on the settings icon in the top right hand corner of the Page and select “Account Settings”. That will take you to “General Account Settings” where you can request to “Download a copy” of your Facebook data.

How To Request A Copy Of Your Facebook Data - General Account Settings

You will then be prompted to “Start My Archive”.

How To Request A Copy Of Your Facebook Data - Download Your Information

You then request your download.

How To Request A Copy Of Your Facebook Data - Request My Download

You will get a confirmation of your Facebook data download request.

How To Request A Copy Of Your Facebook Data - Download Requested

Once the data is compiled, you will be sent an email with a link to download your Facebook data. For security reasons, you can only download the data within a few days of receiving this confirmation email, so make sure that you download it ASAP, otherwise you will need to request your Facebook data again.

How To Request A Copy Of Your Facebook Data - Confirmation email

If you have any other tips on how to download a copy of your Facebook data? If so, please share them below.

About Loren Bartley

Loren Bartley is as a social media strategist, educator, coach, public speaker, blogger, early adopter, self-confessed lover of all things geek-eske, and mother of three.

As the founder of Impactiv8, Loren helps businesses grow using the power of social media and lifecycle marketing automation.

Loren has created three online training programs: Social Media Success, FB Business Success and Linked Business Success and she also offers bespoke social media presentations, workshops, one-on-one coaching and social media implementation services.

Loren is also the producer and co-host of the highly successful #BusinessAddicts The Podcast, which she hosts in conjunction with Fiona Redding from The Happiness Hunter.

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