How to discover and download everything Facebook knows about you

Facebook is involved in a controversy over the use of user data. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it was discovered that the social network also captures and stores the history of calls and SMS messages. This information, according to Facebook, is private and only the owner of the account has access. The data would be used only in the suggestions of friendships.

Anyway, if you are curious about the records, see in the following step by step how to download all your Facebook data and find out what information the social network about you.

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Step 1. Access your Facebook account settings. To do this, click on the arrow in the upper right corner of the page, and go to "Settings";

Access Facebook Settings

Step 2. On the settings screen, click on "Download a copy of your Facebook data";

Download a copy of your data

Step 3. Then click on "Open my file" and confirm the password of your Facebook account;

Ask Facebook to download your data

Step 4. Click "Open my file again" and wait. You will be notified when the download is available;

Confirm download of your data

Step 5. When your file is ready, you will receive an email and an alert in the Facebook notifications central. Click on the link received in the message or on the notification;

Notification informs about availability of data download

Step 6. Now, click on "Download file" and confirm the password of your Facebook account. The zip file will be downloaded;

Download the file with your data

Step 7. When finished downloading, extract the files and open "index.htm". All the information that Facebook knows about you, including the history of calls and SMS messages, in the "Contact information" tab.

File brings all the information that Facebook has about the user

Ready. In this file, you can explore all the data Facebook has about you.

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