Facebook account disabled – Download your Facebook data (facebook photos, facebook videos) before it disables your FB account

Data Type Description
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.
Account Status History The dates when your account was reactivated, deactivated, disabled or deleted.
Active Sessions All stored active sessions, including date, time, device, IP address, machine cookie and browser information.
Ads Clicked Dates, times and titles of ads clicked (limited retention period).
Address Your current address or any past addresses you had on your account.
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.
Alternate Name Any alternate names you have on your account (ex: a maiden name or a nickname).
Apps All of the apps you have added.
Birthday Visibility How your birthday appears on your timeline.
Chat A history of the conversations you’ve had on Facebook Chat (a complete history is available directly from your messages inbox).
Check-ins The places you’ve checked into.
Currency Your preferred currency on Facebook. If you use Facebook Payments, this will be used to display prices and charge your credit cards.
Current City The city you added to the About section of your timeline.
Date of Birth The date you added to Birthday in the About section of your timeline.
Education Any information you added to the Education field in the About section of your timeline.
Emails Email addresses added to your account (even those you may have removed).
Events you’ve joined or been invited to.
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.
Family Friends you’ve indicated are family members.
Favorite Quotes Information you’ve added to the Favorite Quotes section of the About section of your timeline.
Followers A list of people who follow you.
Friend Requests Pending sent and received friend requests.
Friends A list of your friends.
Gender The gender you added to the About section of your timeline.
Groups A list of groups you belong to on Facebook.
Hidden from News Feed Any friends, apps or pages you’ve hidden from your News Feed.
Hometown The place you added to hometown in the About section of your timeline.
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).
Locale The language you’ve selected to use Facebook in.
Logins IP address, date and time associated with logins to your Facebook account.
Logouts IP address, date and time associated with logouts from your Facebook account.
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.
Name The name on your Facebook account.
Name Changes Any changes you’ve made to the original name you used when you signed up for Facebook.
Networks Networks (affiliations with schools or workplaces) that you belong to on Facebook.
Pages You Admin A list of pages you admin.
Pending Friend Requests Pending sent and received friend requests.
Phone Numbers Mobile phone numbers you’ve added to your account, including verified mobile numbers you’ve added for security purposes.
Photos you’ve uploaded to your account.
Photos Metadata Any metadata that is transmitted with your uploaded photos.
Physical Tokens Badges you’ve added to your account.
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. After the recipient has viewed the content, it’s permanently deleted from our systems.
Political Views Any information you added to Political Views in the About section of the timeline.
Posts by Others Anything posted to your timeline by someone else, like wall posts or links shared on your schedule by friends.
Recent Activities Actions you’ve taken and interactions you’ve recently had.
Registration Date The date you joined Facebook.
Religious Views The current information you added to Religious Views in the About section of your timeline.
Removed Friends People you’ve removed as friends.
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 mind.
Spoken Languages The languages you added to Spoken Languages in the About section of your timeline.
Status Updates Any status updates you’ve posted.
Work Any current information you’ve added to Work in the About section of your timeline.
Videos you’ve posted to your timeline.

How to download your Facebook data

Facebook stores almost every single interaction you have had with all the social networking as you joined, including every time you’ve logged into, ads you have clicked, events you’ve been encouraged to, a listing of those people you follow, your buddies, your hometown, every single time you’ve sent or received a message, every single status update and much more.

It’s essentially the history of everything you have done on Facebook. It’s also the information that Facebook can use to find out more about you. When others get unauthorized access to the data, they can learn a lot about you as well, as we heard in the Cambridge Analytica scandal that’s currently unfolding.

Here’s how to view everything Facebook knows about you and the best way to download your personal archive of this information. It may be helpful, particularly if you’re intending to quit and take some of those memories with you.

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You may download your own archive of this data from Facebook. Here is how:

  • Go to Facebook.com/preferences
  • Tap “Download a copy of your own Facebook data.”
  • It might take a couple of minutes, but Facebook will alert you when your archive is prepared.
  • Read through that archive file by opening each file inside the folder.
  • Again, what you’ll discover is that this really is an whole history of your lifetime on Facebook.

You may use this as a duplicate of your profile which you can download if you plan to leave the social media, but it’s also just a reminder of how much Facebook understands about you.


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