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Facebook stores vast amounts of information about you. It can all be downloaded

Facebook is holding a vast amount of information about its users, including where they are and what they are doing, and you can see it all with a help of a little trick.

The site’s data tools allow anyone to head into the site and see everything it has stored — including personal data, locations, activity, and everything you’ve ever said to anyone else.

Most of the data saved within the download information is already available through your own profile. But other parts of it are highly specific and not easily found elsewhere, like full information of every time you logged into Facebook, where or how you did it, the Independent notes.


The most logical way to do that is to head to Facebook’s “Activity Log”, which shows a chronological list of everything you’ve done on Facebook.

But you cand do this research in a more intense way, by downloading your Facebook data from the special site. That’s done by going to settings and choosing the option to “Download a copy of your Facebook data”.

There you’ll find just about everything that Facebook will admit to collecting on you, and you will realise there’s a lot, including every computer that’s logged into Facebook, everything it thinks it has learnt about you from your posts, every message you’ve ever sent through Facebook chat.

Claire Reynolds