How to find out what Facebook knows about you

How to find out what Facebook knows about you

Facebook is still being talked about around the world because of its privacy scandal. Due to these problems, people have started to worry about their personal info more than ever, but another key question is this: what does Facebook know about you? Today at Softonic, we’ll show you how to find out what Facebook knows about you, thanks to the data you’ve been giving them consciously and involuntarily.

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Stop for a second and think about it. Every time you click “Like” on a page, Facebook records this action to then offer you targeted content. The question you may be asking now is what you’ve clicked “Like” on, so the first step we’ll show you is to find your history.

To do this, click on the upper arrow that appears next to notifications in order to open the drop-down menu. Once there, click on “Settings” and then “Ads,” located on the lower left. Here you’ll be well on your way to finding out since this page lists everything you’ve “Liked” during your Facebook life.

The first section shows “Your interests,” which in turn is divided into “News and entertainment,” “Business and industry,” “Sports and outdoors,” “People,” “Travel, places and events,” and “More” (which breaks down into ten additional subcategories). In the next section, you can see “Advertisers you’ve interacted with,” while the following is “Your information,” i.e. data that you want to provide for ads to be spot on. It’s incredible all the info that you’re finding out, right? Well, hold on, there’s more.

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How to download your personal file

If you thought what we mentioned in the paragraph above was a lot, there’s an extra surprise: you can download a file with all the info collected on you since the day you created your account. And when we say everything, we mean it: comments, photos, publications, videos, likes and reactions, comments posted on any profile, Facebook Messenger messages, events, profile info, groups that you’ve interacted with, etc. In other words, Facebook saves absolutely everything you do.

To access it, you only have to return to “Settings” and look at the field that appears: “General.” Go into this part and click on “Download a copy of your Facebook data” to get to the screen where it shows everything you’re going to download. You only need to enter your password and after a few minutes, you’ll receive an email with all the info organized by day, month and year.

It’s a really amazing file since it speaks to the info that social networks collect. In fact, Twitter also has this same system.

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