Everybody is now worried about their privacy when a company like Facebook are involved in data privacy scandal. A recent report also tells that Facebook has been collecting call history and SMS data from Android devices. When all such things are making everyone worried a
bout their data. We at Above Android comes up with something that can make you feel easy. After reading this article you will be able to download a copy of everything Facebook knows about you from the facebook settings itself.
Keeping users data safe must be the first priority for such huge online companies. Several Twitter users have reported finding months or years of call history data in their downloadable Facebook data file. The issue is only for Android users, whereas iOS users are not facing such issues.
Ars Technica reports that Facebook has been requesting access to contacts, SMS data, and call history on Android devices to improve its friend recommendation algorithm and distinguish between business contacts and your true personal friendships. Facebook appears to be gathering this data through its Messenger application, which often prompts Android users to take over as the default SMS client.
Facebook has built a self-service tool to offer people who have Facebook accounts the opportunity to download the personal data from their Facebook account that we hold about them. Now let’s Check How To Download Copy of Everything Facebook Knows About You? and see what all things Facebook knows about me.
To download a copy of your Facebook data:
(down arrow) at the top right of any Facebook page and select Settings.
- Select Download a copy of your Facebook data below your General Account Settings.
- Just Click Start My Archive.
- Enter Your Password and the archive will be mailed to you soon.
By following this 3 simple steps the whole data about you will be in your inbox within few minutes. Facebook also claims that you can also find other information available in your Facebook account by accessing your profile and activity log.
Let us know, what do you get after downloading the archive. and also share this stuff with your friends and family and make them aware of this thing. Have a nice day.
Abhishek is the founder of Above Android. He has worked hard to bring Above Android where it stands today. He manages his team extremely well and also manages the News section of our site. Having learnt the art of Android Development, he is always keen to know the latest updates in this space and put it down in our news section.