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Posted in personal
October 4, 2021

Back Up Your Facebook & Instagram media

Today, Facebook/Instagram/WhatsApp were unavailable for most of the work day. You were likely wondering if you were going to lose all those photos and videos you’ve made over the years.

Now that it’s back up – it’s time to back up your media on both Facebook and Instagram. Thankfully Facebook makes it easy. You can simply choose the service you want to use to back-up your media and connect it. Services like Photobucket, Dropbox, Google Photos.

(Text based infographic) Heading: Time to back up your FB media! Body: Did you know you can transfer your photos/videos to services like Photobucket, Google Photos or Dropbox from in Facebook? In Facebook: Settings & Privacy >> Your Facebook Information >> Transfer a Copy of Your Information Source: whitneydrake.com
(Text based infographic) Heading: Time to back up your FB media! Body: Once you pick the service and connect it, Facebook will let you pick what you want to backup and start running the transfer in the background! You don't need to keep a browser open. You'll get notifications and emails when the transfer is complete. Source: whitneydrake.com
(Text based infographic) Heading: Time to back up your Instagram! Body: Instagram doesn't make it as easy as Facebook, but you can request a download of all your data. In IG, go to Settings >> Security >> Download Data. Give them your email address, confirm your ID with your password. Source: whitneydrake.com
(Text based infographic) Heading: Time to back up your Instagram! Body: If it asks you what format you want the file, ask for HTML. When it's ready, you'll get an email with a link to download all your data. Save the ZIP file. It will contain EVERYTHING But the media subfolder is what will have your content stories, reels & your feed. Source: whitneydrake.com

Instagram makes you download your full archive, and then you’ll have to back it up – but you’ll have all your stories, reels, photos and videos.

It’s always a good reminder to make sure that you’re always backing up your media – on any platform. You never know with the internet what will happen, so you want to make sure you’re set.