If you’re tired of your photos and videos being impossible to retrieve from Facebook, you’ll be happy to know that they are rolling out a new feature that allows you to download all of them in one big zip file.
Here’s how it works.
Since this is a new feature, it’s not yet rolled out to everybody—in fact, we don’t yet have access to it ourselves—so you might want to bookmark this page and come back when the new option shows up for you. If you already see the new options, then let us know in the comments.
First you need to go into the Account menu and choose Account Settings.
Then underneath the “Account Security” link, you should see a new link for “Download Your Information”. If this link isn’t showing up for you yet, then you will just have to keep checking back every so often until it is there.
Assuming the link is there now, you’ll want to click through the Download button.
And again, click through the next Download button…
And then click through the Okay button.
It will take a while for Facebook to put together a file containing all of your information, including your Photos, messages, and other information. Once they have done so, you’ll get an email that says your download is ready, and a link to click.
Once the file is downloaded, which might take quite a while, you’ll just have to extract it to access your pictures and other data.