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how to store the data it has stored about you

If you have been in Facebook, surely the social network has a significant amount of information about you. And, for a couple of years now, the Mark Zuckerberg platform has allowed us the option to download everything he knows about us.

It is a process that you can do from the PC or from the Android app, and the information will reach you by email.

How to download the data that Facebook has about you

Steps to follow

The process to download the information that the social network has stored on you is very simple. You will only have to follow these steps:

  1. Open the Facebook application on your smartphone
  2. Press the three horizontal stripes at the top right
  3. Go into Settings and Privacy> Settings
  4. At the bottom, enter the Your information option
  5. Access to Download your information
  6. Mark the data you want to download
  7. Choose the file format
  8. Press the blue Create File button

When you do, you will receive an email from the social network advising you that your data is in process. After a time, which can go between an hour or more than a day, you will receive a second email in which the file with all your data will be attached.

Why download your information from Facebook

A priori, you may think that there is no need to store your Facebook information. After all, you can enter your profile and find it whenever you want. But you also have to keep in mind that you may want delete account for any circustance. And having the data downloaded you know that you will always have it at your disposal.

But also, downloading your data can help you be a little more aware of the information you have been sharing on the social network over the years. And, in the event that you see that you have shared more than would be desirable, you always have the possibility to review your profile and start deleting everything you don’t want it to be.

Where does Facebook get the information from?

Most of the information that Facebook has about us we have published ourselves. Every time we share something on the social network, every time we comment on a publication, every time we give I like itWe are giving the platform valuable information about us, so much so that you may know more than our family or friends.

But also surely you also have applications connected to your profile. These applications also provide information that may be interesting to the network.

If you want to tell us about your experience downloading your Facebook data, you can do so in the comments section below.