As you already know, Facebook collects all kinds of data about you. Every picture, every entry, contact and also what, when and where was written. Besides, everything about your profile details, ethnicity, language skills, relationship details, interests and much more.
If they listed everything Facebook knows about you, you’d probably startle. It’s not just about what Facebook collects, it’s also about what conclusions they draw from that data. Your level of education, whether you are prone to aggression, depression or anything else, how often you are sick each year, how long your next relationship will last and so on.
As everyone knows it is not possible to completely delete Facebook, that means you can deactivate your account, but the complete deletion of your account and its data is not possible. But you can see what data Facebook has collected about you.
This is absolutely possible, but unfortunately, very few people know about it. On Facebook, you can officially get a data comparison of your profile.
Facebook itself describes it like this:
“Get a copy of what you’ve shared on Facebook.
What information is included?
- Your shared posts, photos and videos
- Your messages and chat conversations
- Info from the “Info” – area of your profile
- And much more
You can access your Facebook information by viewing your activity history, downloading your information, or simply logging into your account. Learn more about accessing your Facebook data and the types of information it contains in our Help section.”
Download your data
Log into your Facebook profile, click on the small arrow in the upper right corner and go to Settings. You should then be able to read “Download a copy of your Facebook data” in small print below. Click on the link and enter your Facebook password again to confirm. Afterward, a .zip file will be created and sent to you by e-mail.
Unpacks the file and opens the Index.html, which contains all data. There you will also find information such as the mobile phone number of your contacts. Facebook itself reserves the right to rate you. They’re judging what phase of your life you’re in. According to Facebook, I’m in “Starting Adult Life” – the beginning of adult life.
Don’t panic, because all data from Facebook Messenger is included. The Facebook iOS and Android app, as well as the Messenger, run continuously in the background, which means that data about SMS or phone calls are also stored.