illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
If you’ve finally given up on the world’s most popular social media network, it’s not too complicated to remove yourself from the service. But before you delete all of those pictures, posts, and likes, you should download your personal information from Facebook.
Your Facebook archives contain just about all of the pertinent information related to your account, including your photos, active sessions, chat history, IP addresses, facial recognition data, and which ads you clicked, just to name a few. That’s a ton of personal information that you should probably maintain access to.
To download your archive using the web:
Click on the down arrow in the upper-right corner.
Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings.
In the left-hand column, click…