Facebook is now expanding its "Download Your Information" feature for users concerned about what personal data company stores and tracks.
This feature was originally introduced in 2010, allows users to download a copy of their photos, posts, messages, list of friends and chat conversations in the archives but now includes previous user names, friend requests, the IP addresses of the computers that users have logged in from and more categories of information will be made available in the future.
Starting today, you will be able to download an expanded archive of your Facebook account history. First introduced in 2010, Download Your Information lets you get a copy of what you've shared on Facebook, such as photos, posts, messages, a list of friends and chat conversations. Now you can access additional categories of information, including previous names, friend requests you've made and IP addresses you logged in from. This feature will be rolling out gradually to all users and more categories of information will be available for download in the future. Download Your Information is available from your Facebook Account Settings.
The expanded archive feature would be rolled out gradually to its 845 million monthly active users but critics still not happy saying "With the changes, Facebook will only offer access to 39 data categories, while it is holding at least 84 such data categories about every user."