Archiving Facebook

Given the proliferation of individuals and groups using Facebook for communications, outreach and social networking the Archives has drafted the following instructions for archiving Facebook pages in the Stanford University Archives.

  1. Log in to Facebook

  2. Click on Settings in the menu bar Facebook menu bar

  3. Click on Settings Facebook settings

  4. Under Account Settings click on Download a copy Facebook download archive

  5. Click on Start My Archive Facebook start my archive

  6. Click Start My Archive Facebook start my archive

  7. Click Okay Facebook archive requested

  8. Click on link in email

  9. Click on Download Archive Facebook download archive

  10. Enter your Facebook password.

  11. Share the .zip file with us [dhartwig[at]] via or email to dhartwig[at]