How to export and back up your Facebook content
In October, Facebook finally enabled downloading of your Facebook content. I strongly urge you to make a back up, even if you don’t plan to do anything else with it. If your Facebook account is hacked or deleted somehow, you can always have a copy of your friends list, old status updates, photos etc.
To make the backup:
- In Facebook, click on Account then Account Settings
- Click on learn more next to Download your information
- Enter your password and click Continue
- Complete Facebook’s security check and then click Download now
Note: Sometimes you have to wait for Facebook to send you an email with a link and sometimes you will be able to download the file immediately.