Much has been said about the new social network in town, Google+. With that flow of novelty, a new feature (although it appeared a few weeks before Google+) entered the spotlight as well, Google Takeout, a page that allows you to download all (or most) of your data currently hosted in Google Servers.
Many took this opportunity to praise Google and criticize Facebook for, once again, being a privacy monster and not giving people access to their data. Apparently, what those people don’t know (or failed to noticed when it was unveiled almost a year ago) is that Facebook already has the option to download all of your information currently hosted on their servers.
I already did this a couple of months ago and if you want to do it too just follow these steps:
- Login to your Facebook account
- On the top right corner, click on “Account” and then on “Account Settings”
- Look for the option “Download your information” and then click “Learn more”
- Then follow the instructions on the page
It’s quite simple. They prepare the archive with all the stuff and then you’ll be notified when the archive is ready to be downloaded.