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This guide will help you understand and learn from the miscellaneous bits to Facebook's wide range of features and gadgetry. Facebook isn't just about 'privacy' and 'profile' settings: there are plenty of nuances and fiddly bits to take into account as you use the full breadth of the site's features and options. These options should stand you in good stead for creating a safe, fun environment to keeping up to date with your friends, and organising social events and suchlike.
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Where you should be: Account > Account settings > General tab.
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Facebook has for some time now allowed you to download all of your data, from messages to photos, on to your computer so you can transfer your content to a new social network -- or simply for a personal backup.
Remember: this feature downloads your entire Facebook account to your computer. Not only is the download quite big, it needs to be stored safely and securely.
1. Click the Download a copy of your Facebook data link.
From here, you need to jump through a few important security steps. For a start, let's get the process going:
1. Click the green Start my archive button.