Requesting All Your Facebook Data

Requesting All Your Facebook Data

You have the right to access the data that is stored on your Facebook account. New data on the internet is stored regularly, and with sites like Facebook it is secure as possible. Facebook cares about its user’s security, that’s why they give people so many options to help keep their account safe.

If you are curious about what data is stored on your Facebook, then you can file a request to retrieve it. You should be able to obtain a copy of your data, especially from one on a social networking site.

1. Start by clicking on the arrow at the top right corner of the main Facebook page. A drop down list of options will appear. Click on the one that says ‘help’, which is near the bottom.


2. A new window will appear which has a search bar at the top. Type the words ‘requesting Facebook data’ into that search bar.

requesting Facebook data

3. Click on the first result that appears and see it expand. Near the bottom of that section, you will see the blue highlighted words ‘file a request.’ Click on that and you’ll be redirected.

file a request

4. On this new page, you will have to fill out a quick form. Choose which option pertains to you by clicking the circle beside it. Fill out your e-mail and other important information, and then press ‘send.’ You must also agree that everything you submitted is correct by checking the box.


After you press send, you will be redirected to a new page. This page will be the support inbox. This lets you know that your request is sent and that the Facebook administrators will get back to you when they can.

support inbox

Now it is just a waiting game and you will be notified when they respond to you. Make sure you gave them the right contact information or you might be waiting for something that’s already happened.

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