In this post, we’ll see the steps to take a backup of your Twitter and Facebook account. Let’s get started.
Backup Twitter Account
Here, we’ll see the steps to take a backup of your Twitter account in PC and Android. Let’s see how to do it.
Twitter Web Version (PC)
Go to Twitter.
Click on your “Profile Picture” and then “Settings and privacy.”
By default, you’ll land in the “Account” section.
Scroll down until you see “Request your archive” button. Click on it.
The Twitter will begin to prepare your archive and send an email with a download link once it is complete. Keep in mind that it may take a few minutes, hours, or days to receive an email from them.
Once you receive the email, open it and then click on “Download now” button.
Log into your Twitter account if not already.
Now, you can see the “Download” button. Click on it.
That’s all. Your Twitter backup will begin to download. Keep in mind that it is a Zip file and it will only contain all your tweets (including your first tweet) along with few account information.
Unzip it and open “index.html” file to see your backup in the browser.
If you want a backup of your Twitter profile information, then you need to take a backup on the Twitter app for Android. Continue reading to know-how.
Twitter App (Android)
You cannot take a backup of your tweets on the Twitter app for Android.
However, you can take a backup of your Twitter profile information and some other data on the Twitter app.
Here’s how you can do that:
Open the Twitter app.
Tap “Profile Picture” and then select “Settings and privacy.”
Tap Account > Your Twitter data.
By default, you will be landed on the “Your Profile” tab. Tap “Your Data” tab.
Note: Check out all the fields of “Your Profile,” and “Your Data” tab because your backup will only contain all fields of both tab (except Profile location).
Scroll down and then click “View” link beside the “Request your data.”
Tap on “Request your data” link.
Twitter will email you once the backup is ready. It may take some time, a few minutes in my case.
After you received the email, open it.
The email will state “Your Twitter Data is Ready” and contain a PDF version of your Twitter data.
Download the PDF, and it will contain the fields under the “Your Profile” and “Your Data” tab.
Backup Facebook Account
Go to Facebook on PC.
Click “Inverted Triangle” at the top.
Now, click on “Download a copy” link.
Click on “Start My Archive” button.
Enter your password in the popup, and then click the “Submit” button.
In the “Request My Download” popup, click on “Start My Archive” button.
That’s it. Facebook will send an email to the email address registered with your Facebook account when your backup is ready to download.
It may take some time (a few minutes or hours) for Facebook to prepare the backup depends on your Facebook account data, a few minutes in my case.
Once you received the email, open it and click the link in it.
Log into your Facebook account if not already.
Now, click on “Download Archive” button.
Provide your password and click “Submit.”
That’s all. Your Facebook backup will begin to download. Keep in mind that it is a Zip file.
Once downloaded, unzip it and click the “index.html” file.
Your backup may contain sensitive information. So, keep your backup in a safe place.