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Facebook and Instagram knows everything about you!


August 11, 2021

It is no secret that social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram captures and stores information about its users. Have you ever wondered just how much Facebook and Instagram knows about you?

Well, today we’ll be teaching you how to retrieve all your data that has been captured and stored by Facebook and Instagram (Spoiler: This includes deleted photos and videos).

As scary as it can be, this feature can also be a great way for you to create a backup of everything you’ve uploaded to the platform.

1. Retrieving Facebook Data

Steps-by-step guide:

1. Go to facebook.com/dyi
2. Select the date range you’d like to retrieve. Select ‘All time‘ if you’d like to retrieve everything from day one.


3. Select the relevant activities you’d like to retrieve. All activities are selected by default.


4. Lastly, select Create File. Depending on how much data is being stored, it may take up to several hours before the download link is ready.

Done! Simple as that, I’ve tried it is really easy to operate, try out! Maybe you can found lost memories from there

Video Guide by setupspawn

2. Instagram Data

Steps-by-step guide:

1. Go to your Instagram account settings.

2. Select Privacy and Security.

3. Under Data Download, select Request Download.

4. Select the preferred format and click Next.

5. Lastly, enter your password and click Request Download. Depending on how much data is being stored, it may take up to several hours before the download link is ready.

Video Guide by setupspawn

It is indeed scary just how much data Facebook and Instagram has stored of you. You are even able to track back to all the messages, likes, post, stories you ever posted!

No wonder Facebook and Instagram is able to work wonders for advertisers. Do try it out and let us know your findings!


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