Quick. Name all the people that you’re friends with on Facebook.
You’ve got two minutes…
Time’s up. Well could you do it? No? That’s too bad. Because all of that work you put into making your Facebook page the masterpiece that it is, can be gone in an instant. Not just yours, but anyone’s. That’s because Facebook is a web site with millions of users and billions of entries. As hard as they try to maintain it and keep all of your uploads and pictures and information safe, all of it is just one electronic hiccup or hacked account away from disappearing. In an instant.
But the GOOD news is, that won’t happen to you. Because you’re about to learn a secret. You can download and backup all of the information in your Facebook timeline for safekeeping, which not only means you would be able to restore it, but you’ll be able to remember exactly who is on your friends list.
Just follow the instructions below and all of the information on your Timeline will be safe and secure on your hard drive. The only thing that you can’t download (as of press time) is the contact information of your Facebook friends.
So here goes…
I Can Download My Friends List? Really?
Yes, you really can! Using the instructions below, you can download a lot of the information in your Facebook account, including:
Your Friends List
Your Contact Information
Photos and Videos that you have uploaded to your account
Messages that you have sent and received
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1. First Go To Account Settings
Just log into your Facebook account, and click on the Down Arrow on the right side of your Account Menu and choose Settings.
2. Download Your Information
Click on Download A Copy of your Facebook Data
Follow the prompts to enter your password and then Download the Archive of your Facebook Data to your computer.
3. Now That You Have the Information…
As Facebook suggests, since this download contains your profile (timeline) information, you should keep it secure and take precautions when storing, sending or uploading it to any other services.
If you would like to download these instructions for later, click here to save them to your computer. And while you’re here be sure to check out our blog post on backing up your LinkedIn Contacts.
Have Fun Getting Your Stuff Together! We’ll talk later…
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