What does Facebook know about you? Learn how to download your Facebook data to find out.

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If you are finally ready to quit Facebook once and for all, you should take your data — all your posts and messages, photos and videos, friends and groups and so on — with you before you go. Thankfully, Facebook makes it easy to download your data. So easy, in fact, that it’s worth doing even if you aren’t planning on deleting your Facebook account just to see what information Facebook has collected about you.

Download Facebook data

You’ll need to use the web version of Facebook and not the mobile app to request your data. Here’s how:

Click the little triangle in the top right of any Facebook page and select


  • You should be taken to the General view of Settings. If not, click General at the top of the left-hand column.
  • At the bottom of the General Account Settings page, click Download a copy of your Facebook data.