With all the news about the data Facebook stores about its users, many of our followers have asked how to find out what Facebook knows about them. It’s a very simple process to see exactly what data Facebook has stored about you, and it may surprise you that it’s every interaction you have had since you joined Facebook. That means there is a record on what friends you have, the messages you’ve sent and received, phone calls, videos, photos, status updates and much more.
Here is how to download the data Facebook has stored on you:
Go to Facebook.com/settings
On the page that shows you’ll see “Download a copy of your Facebook data.”
Click “Download Archive.” (of course you’ll need to enter your password)
Facebook will alert you when your archive is compiled via your Facebook login email. ( It could take 5 to 10 minutes)
Click “Download Archive” again, and a zip file will download to your computer.
The folder might be quite large depending on your activity on Facebook and can take a while to download.
Once the download is complete you can browse through that archive folder by clicking on each folder and file.
You may want to click on the “index.html” to view the data in your browser. Our guess is you will be surprised to see how much data Facebook really has stored about you and your activity on Facebook.
Make sure to check out the Contact Info tab for a list of everyone you’ve ever known and their phone number (very creepy, Facebook).