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if you are still wondering whether to join WhatsApp’s co-founder Brian Acton or Tesla boss Elon Musk in #deletefacebook brigade, then you should take a few minutes to read out this article. There is an easy method to get hold of the data Facebook has stored over the years you been on the platform.

Here’s How To Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

Recently, we have seen that the social networking giant Facebook has been heavily criticized by people after inventing that the company shared user data to a voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica, which gathered the information of 50 million Facebook users inappropriately.

Well, there are many people out there who have already decided to quit Facebook. However, quitting Facebook isn’t that easy! Especially, when you have different reasons to stick to the blue network.

However, if you are still wondering whether to join WhatsApp’s co-founder Brian Acton or Tesla boss Elon Musk in #deletefacebook brigade, then you should take a few minutes to read out this article.

Actually, there is an easy method to get hold of the data Facebook has stored over the years you been on the platform. So, let’s have a look at what the company knows about you.

Here’s what you need to do to download all the data Facebook has stored

Step 1. First of all, sign-in to your Facebook account from your desktop and then go to your Facebook Settings page.

Facebook 1 - Here's How To Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

Step 2. You need to look carefully at the General Section, there you need to click on “Download a copy of your Facebook data”

Facebook 2 - Here's How To Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

Step 3. Now you will be redirected to another web page, where you need to click on the “Download Archive” button.

Facebook 3 - Here's How To Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

Step 4. You will be asked to enter your Facebook password and the download will start automatically. Or the download link will be sent to your email.

Once you got the Facebook data, you need to open the ZIP file and then run the HTML file called index. This will open up in your web browser where you can view all your Facebook data.

Well, the Facebook data file contains your profile information, messages, videos, photos, timeline posts, friends list and much more. Not only these, it also shows your Facebook sessions, connected apps, advertisement topics that are related to you.

If you think the downloaded reports are not enough to quit Facebook, let me tell you, several Android users have claimed that they have found calls and SMS logs in the Facebook data archive. The company is believed to be scooping the information for years through an opt-in feature in the Messenger app.

So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.



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Amarnath Chakraborty is the content writer at Tech Viral. He writes/edits about how-to tips, tutorials especially on Social Networks, Android, iPhone, Computer, Internet etc.