Download your photos and videos from Facebook in just a few steps


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Some of us have been on Facebook for years, which means several years of photos and videos are stored there. Here’s how to remove all your media from Facebook if you’re ready to pull the plug.

Grab your things and go

Facebook’s built-in download tool makes it easy to download your entire Facebook history, including photos and videos. You can do this through desktop or mobile.

You will also have the option to upload your messages, stories and Reels.

I recommend selecting the HTML download format, which will make your data easier to read in your web browser. Select JSON format if you want to import your data to another app or service.

Downloading your data via the Facebook mobile application

  • Open the Facebook app and press your profile.
  • Tap the gear icon to open Settingsthen touch Profile settings.
  • Scroll down to Your Facebook Information and tap Download profile information.
  • Check or uncheck the boxes for the different categories. Other options include date range, download format, and media quality.
  • When ready, press Create file to start the download.
  • Your request will appear as Pending in the Available Copies section of the Download Your Information tool.
  • You will receive a notification when it is ready, which may take several days. Once that happens, go to the Copies available section of the Upload your information tool.
  • Faucet To download and enter your password.

Downloading your data via the Facebook computer

  • Open Facebook on your computer and click on your profile.
  • Select Settings and privacy > Settings.
  • Select Privacy > Your Facebook Information from the left pane.
  • Select Download profile information.
  • Check or uncheck the boxes for the different categories. Other options include date range, download format, and media quality.
  • When you’re ready, click Request a download to start the download.
  • Your request will appear as Pending in the Available Files section of the Upload Your Information tool.
  • You will receive a notification when it is ready, which may take several days. Once that happens, go to the Available Files Section of the Upload your information tool.
  • Click on To download and enter your password.

You need a Facebook account to use Messenger, but guess what? It does not need to be active. Here’s how to use Messenger without a Facebook account.

Closing your account

Gather all the contact information you need from your Facebook friends before you go. You may not have any other way to contact some of them.

If you’ve set up a page for your business or just for fun, you’ll need to transfer ownership to someone else, as it will be deleted along with your account.

Be warned that you cannot recover anything once you delete your Facebook account. Your profile, photos, comments, posts, videos, and everything you’ve added and posted will disappear.

Are you ready to quit Facebook? It’s easier to do this on a computer. Here’s how:

  • Log in to Facebook and click on the down arrow top right.
  • Go to Settings and privacy > Settings.
  • Select Your Facebook Information in the left column.
  • Click on Deactivation and deletion.
  • Select Delete accountthen Continue when deleting the account.
  • Click on Delete account and enter your password, then click Continue.

You have 30 days to change your mind about deleting your account. Once this time has passed, you cannot take it back. To cancel the deletion process, log into your Facebook account and click Undelete.

Facebook can take 90 days from start to finish to remove anything you’ve posted. The good news is that other users cannot see your profile during this time. Facebook also says it may retain your information for legal issues and breaches of terms, among other things.

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