Facebook has put a big emphasis on multimedia in recent years, and it’s where most of us share photos and video online. The social network is free, simple, and doesn’t require us to spend any extra time sharing with friends because that’s what it’s made for. It’s estimated that more than 300 million photos are uploaded each day, making it one of the biggest online photo directories on the planet.
Given this sheer amount of photos on Facebook, it’s likely that you’ve uploaded a photo or two in the past, especially if you’ve used the service for a considerable amount of time or know people who may have included you in their own photos. But how do you retrieve said photos from Facebook if your computer crashes, or if you decide to deactivate your account and take a break? Well, we’ve come up with this handy guide to help you out.
Downloading a single photo using Facebook
Before we delve into more advanced alternatives, it’s worth noting that there is an easy way to download your photos one-by-one, or a photo from a friend or Facebook group that catches your eye. To do so, click on the photo in your timeline and select Options in the menu bar that appears when you mouse over the image. Afterward, click Download and select a save location for the resulting file. It’s a pretty simple and quick way to download photos.
Of course, this is not going to work well for the hundreds or thousands of images that you might have. For more involved projects, follow these simple ways to get it done quickly with a minimal amount of work.