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How to See What Facebook Knows About You & Download Facebook Data

In this article, I will be showing you how to see what Facebook knows about you and how you can download Facebook data on your mobile phone. At some point, you might want to see what Facebook knows about you and of course, there’s a high chance you would like to download such data.

Yes, Facebook does know a lot about you even when you’re not logged into the site or even have an account on Facebook. Facebook knows a lot and it’s okay to want to know everything Facebook knows about you and retrieve the information.

After the Cambridge Analytica misusing data saga, everyone would like to know more about Facebook and how much the company knows about them. A lot of people have considered deleting their Facebook account but before you walk down that road you might want to know everything the platform knows about you.

Facebook also confirmed that they keep track of you even if you delete your account. “When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you’re logged out or don’t have a Facebook account. This is because other apps and sites don’t know who is using Facebook,” said Facebook’s product management director, David Baser.

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What data are we talking about? This includes IP addresses, browser and operating system information, the address of the website or app, cookies and device identifiers. According to Facebook, they use this to enhance the company’s service and security. You can retrieve a copy of this data if you want by following the steps below.

How To See What Facebook Knows About You

You can download your own archive of this data from Facebook. Here’s how:

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  • 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.

Facebook will now collect all of your data and send an email to the address once the file is ready to download. Watch your inbox, you will be able to download it after a couple of days.


That is it guys on how to see what Facebook knows about you and you can keep the data till whenever or however you want.

Joseph Young
Joseph Young
Joseph Young is a Senior writer at He is a prolific writer who has an eye for everything technology. He is fondly referred to as one of Africa's most sought-after mobile phone reporters.
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