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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.
Facebook will warn that this process may take a few minutes, up to about an hour, to collect all of your data into one place, ready for you to download.
2. Click the green Start my archive button to continue.