How To Download And View The Massive Amount Of Information Facebook Stores About You
With the recent Cambridge Analytica data scandal surrounding Facebook, people are more concerned than ever with how much and exactly what data the social media behemoth has been storing about them and how it’s being used.
And now with news that Facebook has been collecting detailed call histories and text messaging data from Android for years and the FTC investigating, the #deletefacebook movement is starting to become a real thing.
On Monday, we shared the steps you need to take to view which apps have access to your Facebook data, and how to stop them.
Today we’ll cover the five simple steps you can take to download the complete archive of personal information Facebook says it has been compiling about you.
Step 1: Click this link once you are logged in to Facebook. It should take you to facebook.com/settings.
Step 2: Underneath the list of General Account Settings you should see a link that reads “Download a copy of your Facebook data.” It will ask you to re-enter your password then you should shortly receive an email (don’t forget to check your spam folder) with a zip drive of your data.