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Facebook Lets Users Download More of Their Data

Members of the social network will be able to download more of what they put into the site
April 12, 2012

The more than 845 million users of Facebook are to be allowed to download more of the data they have put into the social network.

A feature called Download Your Information already allows users to download a copy of their Facebook photos, messages, friends list and chats. A brief post on the company’s privacy page says that users will soon also be able to download any previous names they used on the site, friend requests they have made and IP addresses they logged in from. Facebook’s post promises that even more types of data would become available for download. However, users will only be able to access copies of data they themselves shared on Facebook, not content from their friends.

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