Do you archive your Facebook data?

Do you archive your Facebook data?

As I was updating some Facebook information it occurred to me to save a copy of my data. Yea I know, once I put it on Facebook they probably have some ownership stake too, but aside from that, I think it is a good idea to have a current back up copy of my data “just in case.” So here is the process:

  1. Log into Facebook
  2. Click on “Account” in the upper right hand corner of the screen
  3. Click on “Account Settings” from the drop down menu
  4. Click on “Download a copy of your Facebook Data”
  5. Re-Enter your Facebook Password
  6. Click on “Download Archive” and follow the remaining instructions


Dallas social media speaker J.R. Atkins tells how to archive your Facebook data

It will take a while for Facebook to create the Archive. They will send you an email to your primary email address on file with Facebook. When you receive that email, it will  contain a link. Click on the link and save your Facebook data to your computer.

You will probably want to do this on a regular basis depending on the amount and importance of your data. Good luck and let me know how it goes.

Dallas social media speaker J.R. Atkins reccommends down loading your Facebook data

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1 Comment


September 4, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Thanks for taking the time to explain the terminlogy for the newbies!

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