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How to Backup Facebook Photos, Videos, Messages, and Other Data

Facebook started in 2004, and almost everyone is using Facebook for posting and sharing their images with friends and family. Facebook is a prominent social networking website, although it is always better to backup your Facebook account data instead of relying on it. 

Due to the increase in security attacks, it is also a good reason to back up your Facebook data before you lose it. Moreover, we cannot ignore the possibility of the account being deleted by you or someone else intentionally or accidentally.

Facebook already has this feature available under the setting page, allowing you to take a backup of your Facebook account. With this backup feature, you can download your uploaded photos, videos, contacts, and other information on your local system.

Using this backup feature, you will be able to backup your Facebook account with the followings:

  • Backup Facebook Photos and Videos
  • Posts, Chat Messages, Comments, Likes & Reactions, and other Profile details.
  • Backup all your contact details and other data like Pages, Location, Groups, Followings, Connections, Logged Information, Security and Login Information, Ads information, etc.

Below are the steps to backup Facebook photos, videos, and other data:

  1.  Log in to your Facebook Account and Navigate to “Settings.”
Facebook Settings
  1. Click on “Your Facebook Information,” go to “Download your Information,” and click on the “View” button.
Your Facebook Information
  1. By default, the page will show the Request a Download page.
Backup Facebook Account
  • Here, you can select “HTML” or “JSON” under the Format drop-down. HTML format will be good if you want to download it on your system, and easily viewable offline. In comparison, JSON format is required when you want to import your Facebook data to another service provider.
  • Under Media quality drop-down option, select the quality of media from High, Medium, or Low.
Backup Facebook Media Quality
  • In the Date Range drop-down option, select the time period from the given option.
Facebook Backup Date Range
  • Click on the checkbox to select or deselect the data you want in your backup file to download.
Select Facebook Information to Backup
  • At the bottom of the page, click on the “Request a Download” button.
Create Facebook Backup

Step 4: Navigate to the “Available Files” tab.

Facebook Back up Download

You may notice that the download request may show in Pending status.

Once the file is ready, you should receive an email notification from Facebook to download it. Also, under the Available Files tab section, it will show a button to download the file in ZIP format.

Please note that you may not get download detail immediately, as creating a backup file will take time, considering the amount of data you have in your profile.

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Roshan Karkera a.k.a. k.roshan. Blogger by passion and software engineer by profession. He believes in sharing knowledge, which made him to start his own blog. He is very much keen & passionate about new technology & Science. If you'd like to connect with him, follow at Google plus or Twitter.

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