How To Backup Your Complete Facebook Profile

Out of the many Facebook’s features, one of the most useful feature that Facebook has rolled out is the one that allows you to download your complete profile as a backup. This backup includes all your messages, Wall posts, photos, status updates and profile information. At this moment not all Facebook accounts activated with this feature but once the feature rolls out to your account, all you need to do is follow the guide below to get your complete Facebook profile backup.

How To Backup All Your Facebook Data And Download It?

First, login to your Facebook account. After logging in, go to Account > Account Settings using the top right menu.

On the Account Settings page, scroll down to find the option that says, Download your information. Click on the learn more button and then click on the Download button on next page.

After clicking on the download button, Facebook will send you the download link on the email address associated with your Facebook account after the backup is ready. Click on the link sent to your email, enter your Facebook password and click on the Download button to download the backup zip file that has all your Facebook profile data.

Below is the official video tutorial that explains the above procedure:

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  • dclaar

    Still don’t have this capability in My Accounts. Any idea when it might be fully rolled out?

  • MuMuHu

    Not on my account, feature is nowhere to be found, what the heck ist this? Are only a few people allowed to backup their information?

  • http://www.mytechguide.org/ Mezanul

    This feature is still not available to all accounts, but Facebook will roll out this feature for all accounts soon.

  • Robert Wilson

    thanks for the post

  • http://www.socialsafe.net Julian Ranger

    An alternative, but one that costs $6.99 one off, is to buy SocialSafe from http://www.socialsafe.net. This makes backing up your Facebook (and soon Twitter) just a one button press operation. It also provides a full search capability across all your data, easy export of photos and a full diary viewer so you can see what happened on any date or date range however far back you want to go – all almost instantly.

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  • http://racknine.com/ Rick McKnight

    I just backed-up Facebook using Facebook’s own back-up feature as you suggested, thanks.

    I want to try other tools as well, such as Backupify, any experience with that?

    • http://www.mytechguide.org/ Mezanul

      I have been using Backupify since it was beta. It’s a very good backup solution.

      Why don’t you try their free account first to see if it suits you? :)

  • rovia velasco gemino

    beautiful haha =D

  • http://www.LeahThompson.com Leah Thompson

    The backup is nice, but it would be even nicer if there was an easy way to restore the data to facebook.

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  • anto dominic@techiesniffer

    Nice post……

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  • Michael Clift

    How do I RESTORE my account from this backup?? What’s the point of a backup if you can’t use it??

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  • http://www.igorlaszlo.com Igor Laszlo

    Thanks for this clear information, it was very useful !!!

  • Faizan

    yeah we can download it.. but how we can restore that into another account….

  • Flavia

    This FB back up is not so good as it seems. I just downloaded it and well, they backed up my wall only till November 6th. I was expecting a huge amount of files but what I got was only 84mb

    • http://Www.socialsafe.net Julian Ranger

      Flavia – try SicialSafe (see comment above) which will give you your data further back and allow you to view, search and export it.

  • http://jamiek.it Jamie Kitson

    There’s also http://grepbook.co.uk

  • JohnnyCantTube

    Facebook utility did NOT work on all the new Browsers; the script stalls

    ONLY Google19 worked 100%

    result= disappointing,

    not really all the data is captured

    extended version is not much more than standard “Download your Information” process

    I waited 4? hours to get the reply email with the link; really?
    result was a very small zip file with all my stuff but only a few of the latest picts

    there *must* be a 3rd party util that does this better

    and

    ?Help Center? NOT

    OK the FaceBook has some merit but they should really have rolled out something
    with much better value, and perhaps ?incremental backup on a schedule

  • ASHWIN

    Hi Guys, before they had introduced a better backup facility which would give you a complete backup of your profile , I did previously it was like a 60mb file ., and exactly the same amount of data I had stored in my facebook profile ., , but now they just give a zip file of few mb’s. 3-5mb . ,, i do like their this idea of backup. Someone pls. help if there is an alternate way to backup our facebook profile ya. thanks , Ashwin from INDIA .

  • ASHWIN

    CORRECTION :

    ASHWIN says:
    July 15, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Hi Guys, before they had introduced a better backup facility which would give you a complete backup of your profile , I did previously it was like a 60mb file ., and exactly the same amount of data I had stored in my facebook profile ., , but now they just give a zip file of few mb’s. 3-5mb . ,, i do like their this idea of backup. Someone pls. help if there is an alternate way to backup our facebook profile ya. thanks , Ashwin from INDIA .

  • Marjolein Caljouw

    Hello.

    I changed my personal Facebook page into an Artist FanPage without making a backup of all my information.
    I thought that I would get a ‘subscribe button’ and that everything would stay the same.
    Instead Facebook deleted all my information. My inbox is gone. My photo’s, my history…Everything.
    It’s feels like my extern harddisk crashed.

    I want my old Facebook page back. Or something to download my old information.
    Can you please help me?
    Thanks!

    • http://www.mytechguide.org/ Mezanul

      Hello Marjolein,

      You should contact Facebook to see if they can help you out. I don’t think anything can be done now without their help.

      Regards!

  • viral patel

    how back up my all photo my mistake delate on face book most inport my all photo & alumbs plese hlpe me sir

  • Peter Larsson

    Hi!

    Thanks for clear and useful information!

    Is it also possible backup the Facebook group?

    // Peter

  • mark roberts

    dont work but im deleting my profile anyway fuk facebook