Well, not now. Facebook, the most popular social networking site, has a ways to tackle this situation. It does so by allowing you to download all your account information at the click of a button.
While this has been requested by users for years now, Facebook has very recently introduced the feature of downloading your Facebook account. The download is in the form of a zip file containing all your profile pictures, the photos you have been tagged in, wall posts and videos. Your messages, friend list, photos, events, likes (and almost everything you have ever uploaded on Facebook) is also included in the downloaded zip file. Upon unzipping the downloaded zip file, you will find a simple HTML file of your profile with offline links to the above stated things.
Downloading your account will not mean that Facebook will delete your profile. It will only serve as a backup and a leisure activity to give time to on Sundays.
You can simply download your account by following the steps given below:-
- Login to Facebook.
- Click on the Settings icon at the right side of the top navigation bar.
- Navigate to Account Settings.
- Click on Download a copy of your Facebook data at the end of the page.
This link will only be available after Facebook has finished creating an archive of your account. They will send an email to you when the download is ready. This additional security measure has been wisely added by Facebook so that no one else downloads your personal information.
There is an expanded version of the archive that contains much more information, like the log of your Facebook login activity.
Although this is a good feature, Facebook offers no way to re-import this information from your hard drive to your account or to a new account, if you wish to create a new Facebook account containing all your old data.