Accessing and downloading your Facebook information

Facebook provides you with ways to access, download and transfer your information to another service.
Access Your Information
You can access specific information about your activity on Facebook, including your posts, photos, reactions, comments and messages, as well as other information, using our Access Your Information tool.
Download Your Information
You can download a copy of information you've provided to Facebook using the Download Your Information tool. You can download this information in an HTML format that is easy to view, or in a JSON format, which will allow you to transfer your information to another service.
  1. Go to the New File tab.
  2. Select date range
  3. Select file format and quality preference
  4. Select the types of information you want to be included in your file.
  5. Click Create File
Downloading your information is a password-protected process that only you can initiate. Once you've created a file, it will be available for download for a few days. Your downloaded file may contain sensitive information. You should keep it secure and take precautions when storing, sending or uploading it to any other services.
Learn more about what categories of your Facebook data are available to you.
You can also access information about your Facebook account elsewhere on the platform through the Activity Log, Ads Preferences and Off-Facebook Activity tools, that, altogether, give you access to, and control over, your personal data.
Please note that your file doesn't include content that you've deleted from your Facebook account.
Important: If you delete your Facebook account before receiving your account information, we are not able to resend a copy of your information as we no longer retain any information when an account has been permanently deleted.
Our Data Policy has more information about how we collect and use your information, how it's shared and how long we retain it.
For more information on how we collect, share and use information, please review our Data Policy. You can also contact us.
For more information on how we collect, share and use information, please review our Data Policy.
You can also contact us.
To learn more about how you can request content from a Facebook account of a deceased person visit the Help Center.
You can submit data access requests through this channel only if you are the rightful Facebook account holder or an authorized representative. For Law Enforcement requests and Third-Party matters, visit the Help Center.
If you think your account was hacked, you can secure it by going to the Help Centre.
If you think your account was disabled by mistake, please submit an appeal.
If you need help with logging in to your account, please visit the Help Centre.
To reactivate your account, log in to Facebook with your email address and password. If you're having trouble reactivating your account, visit the Help Centre.
Once you've logged in to your account, you can use our self-service tools to access and download your information.
To learn more about deactivating your account, visit the Help Centre.
To learn more about what happens when you delete content from Facebook, please visit the Help Centre.
To learn more about deleting your account, visit the Help Centre.
To learn more about how to report an impostor account, fill out contact form.
To learn more about how to report a Facebook account associated with your email or phone number, fill out the contact form.
If you are a California resident and would like to exercise your California consumer privacy rights, please submit your request through one of our designated CCPA methods.
**Please note that all fields are required in order for us to process your request. We reserve the right to request further information where a request is incomplete or inaccurate.