Facebook recently announced that they would allow users to download their data from Facebook to their computers. This feature will be really useful since it will allow you to download your data and back it up or have a copy of it before you decide to delete or deactivate your Facebook account.
In order to download your information from Facebook, you will need to visit you Facebook account and click on the “Account Settings” link under the Account menu option. On this page, click the “learn more” link next to the
Download Your Information” item.
On the next page, click on the download button to start the download process. Facebook will then queue the download and send you an email when the data has been archived for download. Once you receive an email from Facebook, you will have to verify your password and/or your security information before you can download the file.
The data will be contained within a zip file which can be unzipped to a folder to access your Facebook data. The data is contained within a HTML file, with easy access to your Profile data, Wall information, Photos, Videos, Friends, Notes, Events and Messages.
That’s it, with one click you can now liberate your data from Facebook and store it with you. For more information on this, watch the detailed video guide embedded below.
Please note that this feature is not yet available for everyone but it should gradually rolled out to users in the next day or two.