Downloading Your Facebook Archive May Make You #DeleteFacebook Once And For All

I’ve said many times over the years that when you use Facebook, you are the product. If you want an illustration of how much info Facebook gathers on you to make you the product, I would suggest downloading your Facebook archive. That will show you how much Facebook knows about you from the moment that you started using Facebook. And that might be enough to make you #DeleteFacebook due to how invasive their data collection practices truly are.

Here’s how you download your Facebook archive:

  • Go to
  • Tap “Download a copy of your Facebook data.”
  • Tap “Download Archive.”
  • It might take a few minutes, but Facebook will alert you when your archive is ready.
  • When it is, click “Download Archive” again, and a zip file will download to your computer.
  • Browse through that archive by opening each file inside the folder.

I strongly suggest that every Facebook user do this and take a look at what Facebook has on you. You might be shocked, horrified, surprised, or all of the above.


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