Accessing & Downloading Your Information
Our Access Your Information Tool allows you to view your account data in a single place. We also have a number of tools and resources to help you review and control your information on Facebook.
Note: If you want to download a copy of your information on Facebook, you can learn more about the Download Your Information tool.
The Access Your Information tool provides a summary of your Facebook account information that you can access at any time and in a single place. We've categorized this information by type so you can find what you're looking for:
- You can review information you've posted or shared, such as likes, comments, and videos, below Your Information.
- You can view information about your Facebook account, such as location and search history, below Information About You.
- Our Data Policy has more information about how we collect and use your information, how it's shared and how long we retain it. It also outlines your rights and how you can exercise them, and how we operate and transfer your information as part of our global services
You can review your information on Facebook (such as recent activity) from the Your Facebook Information section of your Facebook Settings.
- Click in the top right of Facebook.
- Select Settings & Privacy, then click Settings.
- Click Your Facebook Information.
- Go to the information you want to review and click View.
These tools and resources are available in the Your Facebook Information section of your settings:
- Access Your Information: A summary of your Facebook information that you can access at any time and in a single place. We've categorized this information by type so you can find what you're looking for.
- Manage Your Information: Learn how to manage your information on Facebook and get answers to common questions.
- Delete Your Account And Information: Permanently delete your Facebook account and information.
Note: You can learn more about controlling your data and privacy settings in your Privacy Shortcuts.
If you want to download a copy of your information from Facebook, you can use the Download Your Information tool.
- Click in the top right of Facebook.
- Select Settings & Privacy, then click Settings.
- In the left column, click Your Facebook Information.
- Next to Download Your Information, click View.
- To add or remove categories of data from your request, click the boxes on the right side of Facebook.
- Select other options, including:
- The format of your download request.
- The quality of photos, videos and other media.
- A specific date range of information. If you don't select a date range, you'll request all the information for the categories you've selected.
- Click Create File to confirm the download request.
After you've made a download request, it will appear as Pending in the Available Files section of the Download Your Information tool. It may take several days for us to finish preparing your download request.
Once we've finished preparing your download request, we'll send a notification letting you know it's ready.
- Go to the Available Files section of the Download Your Information tool.
- Click Download and enter your password.
Note: You can always view your Privacy Shortcuts to learn about the ways you can control your data and privacy on Facebook. If you want to review recent activity on your Facebook account or want to review your Facebook account information, you can use the Access Your Information tool.
Yes. When you download a copy of your data on Facebook, you'll have control over which categories of data you want to include in the download, as well as which date range of data you want to include of the data you want to receive. These choices are available when you make the request for your information. Learn more about what's included.
When you request a copy of your information on Facebook, you can choose to receive it in an HTML or JSON format:
HTML: An easy to view format of your data on Facebook. You'll receive a ZIP file that, once opened and extracted, will contain an HTML file named index that you can open like a web page on your web browser. The ZIP file will contain folders with files, including any images and videos you've requested.
JSON: A machine readable format of your data that could allow you to transfer your information more easily when uploading it to another service.
You can also choose the quality of your media files (photos, videos) when you request a copy of your information. If you choose a higher quality version of your media, your download will be larger and take up more space.
We have a number of security measures in place to help keep your account secure and protect your information on Facebook. Before you can begin downloading a copy of your information, we'll first ask you to enter your password. We may also ask you to complete additional verification steps before allowing your download to begin. To help protect your account, your download request will expire after a few days, and you can always request a new one.
Our security systems are always running to help mitigate threats before they reach you and your friends on Facebook, and we offer tools like Security Checkup and two-factor authentication as additional ways to improve the security of your account. Learn more about keeping your account secure.
Note: Keep in mind that your data request may contain private information. You should keep it secure and take precautions when storing or sending it, or uploading it to another service. You can always select specific sections when requesting a copy of your information.
If you deactivated your account:
If you previously had a Facebook account but it's currently deactivated, you can reactivate your account by logging back into Facebook or by using your Facebook account to log in somewhere else.
Once you re-activate your account, you'll be able to access your information throughout your account or by using the Download Your Information tool.
If you deleted your account or have never signed up for one:
If you deleted your Facebook account, you'll no longer be able to access information related to this account. Some information you shared may still appear on other people's Facebook accounts. For example, if you sent someone a message or wrote on their timeline, they may still have their copy of the message or timeline post - similar to an email.
If you don't have a Facebook account but believe Facebook may have information about you, you can contact us to request a copy of your information.
- Your name, profile picture and cover photo help people recognize you.
- Gender helps us describe you (example: "Add her as a friend").
- Listing your networks (example: school, workplace) allows others to find you more easily.
- Username and user ID (example: your account number) are in the URL of your profile.
- Age range helps provide you with age-appropriate content.
- Language and country help us provide appropriate content and experiences.
- Be associated with you, even off Facebook.
- Show up when someone does a search on Facebook or on another search engine.
- Be accessible to Facebook-integrated games, applications and websites you and your friends use.
- Be accessible to anyone who uses our APIs, such as our Graph API.
|What info is available?||What is it?||Where can I find it?|
|About Me||Information you added to the About section of your timeline like relationships, work, education, where you live and more. It includes any updates or changes you made in the past and what is currently in the About section of your timeline.||Activity Log|
|Check-ins||The places you’ve checked into.||Activity Log|
|Connections||The people who have liked your Page or Place, RSVPed to your event, installed your app or checked in to your advertised place within 24 hours of viewing or clicking on an ad or Sponsored Story.||Activity Log|
|Credit Cards||If you make purchases on Facebook (example: in apps) and have given Facebook your credit card number.||Account Settings|
|Events||Events you’ve joined or been invited to.||Activity Log|
|Following||A list of people you follow.||Activity Log|
|Likes on Others' Posts||Posts, photos or other content you’ve liked.||Activity Log|
|Likes on Your Posts from others||Likes on your own posts, photos or other content.||Activity Log|
|Likes on Other Sites||Likes you’ve made on sites off of Facebook.||Activity Log|
|Notes||Any notes you’ve written and published to your account.||Activity Log|
|Posts by You||Anything you posted to your own timeline, like photos, videos and status updates.||Activity Log|
|Posts by Others||Anything posted to your timeline by someone else, like wall posts or links shared on your timeline by friends.||Activity Log|
|Posts to Others||Anything you posted to someone else’s timeline, like photos, videos and status updates.||Activity Log|
|Privacy Settings||Your privacy settings.||Privacy Settings|
|Recent Activities||Actions you’ve taken and interactions you’ve recently had.||Activity Log|
|Registration Date||The date you joined Facebook.||Access Your Information|
|Removed Friends||People you’ve removed as friends.||Activity Log|
|Searches||Searches you’ve made on Facebook.||Activity Log|
|Shares||Content (example: a news article) you've shared with others on Facebook using the Share button or link.||Activity Log|
|Status Updates||Any status updates you’ve posted.||Activity Log|
|Vanity URL||Your Facebook URL (example: username or vanity for your account).||Visible in your timeline URL|
|Videos||Videos you’ve posted to your timeline.||Activity Log|
|What info is available?||What is it?||Where can I find it?|
|About Me||Information you added to the About section of your timeline like relationships, work, education, where you live and more. It includes any updates or changes you made in the past and what is currently in the About section of your timeline.||Downloaded Info|
|Account Status History||The dates when your account was reactivated, deactivated, disabled or deleted.||Downloaded Info|
|Active Sessions||All stored active sessions, including date, time, device, IP address, machine cookie and browser information.||Downloaded Info|
|Address||Your current address or any past addresses you had on your account.||Downloaded Info|
|Ads||Ads you've recently viewed.||Downloaded Info|
|Ads Clicked||Dates, times and titles of ads clicked (limited retention period).||Downloaded Info|
|Ad Topics||A list of topics that you may be targeted against based on your stated likes, interests and other data you put in your timeline.||Downloaded Info|
|Advertising ID||The unique advertising identification numbers provided by your mobile device. These numbers are used to show you ads on the apps you use on your device.||Downloaded Info|
|Alternate Name||Any alternate names you have on your account (example: a maiden name or a nickname).||Downloaded Info|
|Apps||All of the apps you have added.||Downloaded Info|
|Articles||Articles you've recently read.||Downloaded Info|
|Autofill Information||Information you've provided, such as your address, that is used to pre-fill messages when you contact a business through Messenger.||Downloaded Info|
|Chat||A history of the conversations you’ve had on Facebook Chat (a complete history is available directly from your messages inbox).||Downloaded Info|
|Chat Rules||Chat Rules you've accepted.||Downloaded Info|
|Check-ins||The places you’ve checked into.||Downloaded Info|
|Currency||Your preferred currency on Facebook. If you use Facebook Payments, this will be used to display prices and charge your credit cards.||Downloaded Info|
|Current City||The city you added to the About section of your timeline.||Downloaded Info|
|Date of Birth||The date you added to Birthday in the About section of your timeline.||Downloaded Info|
|Dating||The number of times you've recently visited the Dating section of Facebook.||Downloaded Info|
|Device ID||The unique identification numbers provided by the devices you use to log into Facebook.||Downloaded Info|
|Device Locale||The country and language from which you're accessing Facebook as determined by the devices you're using.||Downloaded Info|
|Education||Any information you added to Education field in the About section of your timeline.||Downloaded Info|
|Emails||Email addresses added to your account (even those you may have removed).||Downloaded Info|
|Email Address Verifications||A history of when you've verified your email address.||Downloaded Info|
|Events||Events you’ve joined or been invited to.||Downloaded Info|
|Event Contacts You've Blocked||People you've blocked from inviting you to events.||Downloaded Info|
|Event Interactions||The number of times you've recently visited the Events section of Facebook.||Downloaded Info|
|Events Visited||Event pages you've recently visited.||Downloaded Info|
|Facebook Live Videos||Live videos you've recently watched.||Downloaded Info|
|Facebook Watch Topics for Recommendations||A collection of topics that is used to show you relevant videos in the Facebook Watch tab. The topics are based on your previous interaction history with things like links, videos, photos and Pages you've liked.||Downloaded Info|
|Facial Recognition Data||A unique number based on a comparison of the photos you're tagged in. We use this data to help others tag you in photos.||Downloaded Info|
|Family||Friends you’ve indicated are family members.||Downloaded Info|
|Favorite Quotes||Information you’ve added to the Favorite Quotes section of the About section of your timeline.||Downloaded Info|
|Followers||A list of people who follow you.||Downloaded Info|
|Friends||A list of your friends.||Downloaded Info|
|Friend Requests||Pending, sent and received friend requests.||Downloaded Info|
|Friends You See Less||Friends whose activity you've chosen to see less of on Facebook.||Downloaded Info|
|Fundraisers||Fundraisers you've recently viewed.||Downloaded Info|
|Gender||The gender you added to the About section of your timeline.||Downloaded Info|
|Groups||A list of groups you belong to on Facebook.||Downloaded Info|
|Group Interactions||The number of times you've interacted with Groups on Facebook.||Downloaded Info|
|Groups Visited||Groups you've recently visited.||Downloaded Info|
|Hometown||The place you added to hometown in the About section of your timeline.||Downloaded Info|
|ID||A copy of the ID you submitted to confirm your identity and to help improve our automated systems for detecting fake IDs and related abuse.||Personal Data Request|
|Instant Games||Instant Games you've played.||Downloaded Info|
|IP Address Activity||Your recent activity from specific IP addresses.||Downloaded Info|
|IP Address Message Activity||Your recent message activity from specific IP addresses.||Downloaded Info|
|IP Address Payment Activity||Your recent payment activity from specific IP addresses.||Downloaded Info|
|Language Settings||Your preferred language settings.||Downloaded Info|
|Last Location||Your most recent location determined by your device.||Downloaded Info|
|Linked Accounts||Accounts you've linked to your Portal.||Downloaded Info|
|Live Video Subscriptions||Scheduled Live videos you've subscribed to.||Downloaded Info|
|Logins||IP address, date and time associated with logins to your Facebook account.||Downloaded Info|
|Logouts||IP address, date and time associated with logouts from your Facebook account.||Downloaded Info|
|Marketplace Categories||Categories you've recently viewed.||Downloaded Info|
|Marketplace Interactions||Your recent interactions on Marketplace.||Downloaded Info|
|Marketplace Items||Items you've recently viewed.||Downloaded Info|
|Marketplace Services||Services you've recently viewed.||Downloaded Info|
|Matched Contacts||Contact information that may be associated with your account.||Personal Data Request|
|Menu Items||Areas of Facebook you've recently accessed through the main menu.||Downloaded Info|
|Messages||Messages you’ve sent and received on Facebook. Note, if you've deleted a message it won't be included in your download as it has been deleted from your account.||Downloaded Info|
|Messenger Contacts You've Blocked||Contacts you've blocked on Messenger.||Downloaded Info|
|Milestone Notifications||Notifications about your activity milestones, such as the number of reactions on a post, you've received and dismissed.||Downloaded Info|
|Mobile Service Provider and Country Code||The service provider and country code associated with your phone number.||Downloaded Info|
|Name||The name on your Facebook account.||Downloaded Info|
|Name Changes||Any changes you’ve made to the original name you used when you signed up for Facebook.||Downloaded Info|
|News Feed Topics for Recommendations||A collection of topics that is used to show you relevant public posts in parts of your News Feed. The topics are based on your previous interaction history with things like links, videos, photos and Pages you've liked.||Downloaded Info|
|News Topics for Recommendations||A collection of topics that is used to show you relevant articles in the News tab. The topics are based on your previous interaction history with things like posts, videos, photos and Pages you've liked.||Downloaded Info|
|Notification ID||The identification numbers that we use to send you Facebook notifications on your device.||Downloaded Info|
|Page Notifications||Chat notifications you've dismissed from Pages you visit.||Downloaded Info|
|Page Visits||Pages you've recently visited.||Downloaded Info|
|Page Transparency Notices||A list of pages that you've received and dismissed notices from.||Downloaded Info|
|Pages You Admin||A list of pages you admin.||Downloaded Info|
|Pages You've Recommended||Pages you've recommended to others.||Downloaded Info|
|Pending Friend Requests||Pending, sent and received friend requests.||Downloaded Info|
|People||People and friends you've interacted with recently, including comments and reactions.||Downloaded Info|
|People Viewed||People you've recently viewed when new friends were suggested to you.||Downloaded Info|
|Phone Numbers||Mobile phone numbers you’ve added to your account, including verified mobile numbers you've added for security purposes.||Downloaded Info|
|Photos||Photos you’ve uploaded to your account.||Downloaded Info|
|Photo Effects||A list of the photo effects you've used.||Downloaded Info|
|Photos Metadata||Any metadata that is transmitted with your uploaded photos.||Downloaded Info|
|Platforms||Platforms you've used to log into Facebook, such as the Facebook app or a browser.||Downloaded Info|
|Pokes||A list of who’s poked you and who you’ve poked. Poke content from our mobile poke app is not included because it's only available for a brief period of time. After the recipient has viewed the content it's permanently deleted from our systems.||Downloaded Info|
|Political Views||Any information you added to Political Views in the About section of timeline.||Downloaded Info|
|Preferred Language for Videos||The preferred language for videos as determined by videos you've previously viewed.||Downloaded Info|
|Previously Removed Contacts||Friends you've recently removed but added back.||Downloaded Info|
|Primary Location||Your primary location is determined by information we use to support Facebook Products, such as the current city you entered on your profile and your device connection information.||Downloaded Info|
|Profile Visits||People whose profiles you've recently visited.||Downloaded Info|
|Recent Activities||Actions you’ve taken and interactions you’ve recently had.||Downloaded Info|
|Recently Visited||Videos and shows you've recently visited.||Downloaded Info|
|Record Details||Details included in some administrative records.||Downloaded Info|
|Registration Date||The date you joined Facebook.||Downloaded Info|
|Religious Views||The current information you added to Religious Views in the About section of your timeline.||Downloaded Info|
|Removed Friends||People you’ve removed as friends.||Downloaded Info|
|Saved Post Reminders||Reminders you've received after you've saved a post.||Downloaded Info|
|Screen Names||The screen names you’ve added to your account, and the service they’re associated with. You can also see if they’re hidden or visible on your account.||Downloaded Info|
|Secret Conversations||A list of the times you've used Secret Conversations in Messenger.||Downloaded Info|
|Secret Conversations You've Reported||A list of the secret conversations you've reported to Facebook.||Downloaded Info|
|See First||Profiles and Pages you've recently chosen to see first in your News Feed.||Downloaded Info|
|See Less||Profiles and Pages you've recently chosen to see less of in your News Feed.||Downloaded Info|
|Selected Language||The language you've selected to use Facebook in.||Downloaded Info|
|Session Type||Your current active session types.||Downloaded Info|
|Show Pages||A list of the Show Pages you’ve viewed and the videos you’ve watched from them.||Downloaded Info|
|Shows||A list of the individual videos you’ve watched.||Downloaded Info|
|Spoken Languages||The languages you added to Spoken Languages in the About section of your timeline.||Downloaded Info|
|Status Updates||Any status updates you’ve posted.||Downloaded Info|
|Time Spent||The amount of time you’ve spent watching videos from a Show Page.||Downloaded Info|
|Time Viewed||The amount of an individual video you’ve watched.||Downloaded Info|
|Timezone||The timezone you've selected.||Downloaded Info|
|Work||Any current information you’ve added to Work in the About section of your timeline.||Downloaded Info|
|Videos||Videos you’ve posted to your timeline.||Downloaded Info|
|Video Creator Pages||Video creator Pages you've recently viewed.||Downloaded Info|
|Videos You've Removed||Videos you've removed from your Watch list.||Downloaded Info|
|Your Facebook Activity||A history of when you've accessed Facebook.||Downloaded Info|
|Your Pinned Posts||Posts you've pinned on your timeline.||Downloaded Info|