Quick. Name all the people that you’re friends with on Facebook.
You’ve got two minutes…
Well could you do it? No? Oh no! 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 something very few people know.
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 right on your personal computer or portable hard drive.
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
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 & Privacy.
On the next screen choose Settings.
On the next screen choose Your Facebook Information.
On the next screen find Download Your Information and choose View.
2. Download Your Information
Here you’ll see a list of all of the information in your account that you can download. To download everything, just keep all the boxes on the right of the list, checked. Or you can press deselect and select only the information you want.
Then Click on Create File.
Follow the prompts to enter your password and you’ll receive a message when your archive file is ready. Then Download the Archive of your Facebook Data to your computer.
3. Keep It Safe
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.
Once you download your Facebook Backup File onto your computer, you can also:
Save it to your password-protected Dropbox, iCloud or OneDrive for safekeeping.
Save it to a flash drive or portable hard drive, and place it with the rest of your backup files:
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