IF you want to keep your own record of all your Facebook photos in case it ever goes down, there’re a way to do it.
Facebook makes it possible to scoop up all of your snaps in one go, although the feature isn’t clear to find.
Many people use Facebook as a giant photo gallery.
In 2014, Facebook revealed that users had uploaded more than 250 billion photos.
So before you kill the app and delete your Facebook account, you’ll need to download your Facebook pics first.
How to save all your Facebook photos
Facebook has an archive feature that lets you download all your Facebook data.
This creates a huge file that you can save to your computer.
So if you ever delete Facebook, you’ll still have access to all of your content:
The important point is that this folder will contain all of your photos that you’ve ever uploaded to Facebook (unless you’ve deleted them).
Sadly, if you’ve got nice high-quality photos on Facebook, they’ll be massively downgraded during the download.
Facebook will resize and and compress your photo uploads to much smaller file sizes.
If you want to download the original high-resolution snaps, you’re stuck – Facebook doesn’t offer this, and it really sucks.
On your desktop, log into your Facebook account and go into account settings and under General Account Settings, scroll to the bottom and click the Download a copy link.
Once the next screen appears select Start My Archive. It will prepare for a few minutes and then you’ll get an email when it’s ready to download.
Then you should receive the email with the subject, ‘Your Facebook download is ready’. Then click the link provided and start the download.
Download the zip file of data from your profile and select a location for it to go on your computer.
In the future, if you’re uploading photos to Facebook, make sure to keep copies stored on your phone or computer to avoid having them ruined by Facebook’s compression software.
Are you worried about how Facebook is handling your personal info? Let us know in the comments.
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