It’s simple to save a single photo on Facebook. Simply hover over the image, right-click or tap on the image, and select “Save Image As…”.
What if you need to download a thousand pictures? I’m sure you don’t want to save them one at a time.
That’s why I decided to write this post – to share a variety of methods for quickly downloading ALL Facebook photos, videos, and albums.
Imagine getting a copy of all your favorite photos with just a few clicks. Even better, you’ll get exactly what you want in terms of albums/photos without sacrificing image quality.
You could then save those digital memories or share them with family members offline. Those who want to close their Facebook account can do so without fear of losing data.
Quick note: Many thanks for your comments! It’s exhausting to keep this post up to date because many apps and Chrome extensions that used to work no longer do due to frequent Facebook API changes. As a result, I’d rather not spend the time actively monitoring each of those tools. After downloading all of your photos or albums, I strongly advise you to make at least one backup to an external hard drive. Also, make a backup of your PC and Mac in case something goes wrong.
1. Download All Data via Facebook Settings
If you need a quick way to backup all of your Facebook data, including those priceless photos, look no further. Simply sign in to your account, navigate to Settings, and then click Download a copy at the bottom. Facebook will send you a copy of your archive.
Here’s a helpful video by TechStorenut that walks you through the process step by step:
What I like about this method is how quick it is; it only took me a few minutes to back up all of my data, which is ideal if you decide to permanently delete your Facebook account. In addition to media files, you can export your friend list and chat logs.
However, the quality of the exported photos is poor, and they are not the same size as what you originally uploaded. Another disadvantage of this method is that you cannot choose which albums or photos to include. It’s difficult to find the photos you want to extract if you have thousands of them.
2. Download Facebook/Instagram Videos and Photos with Free Android App
Disclaimer: I don’t have an Android device to test this free app, but it has a lot of positive feedback on the Google Play store. As a result, I’ve included it here. Please help me test it out if you have an Android phone (e.g., Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Huawei, etc.).
3. Create IFTTT Recipes to Backup New Photos
IFTTT, which stands for “If This Then That,” is a web-based service that connects many of the apps you use with methods known as “recipes.” There are two types of recipes to choose from: DO and IF.
To begin downloading your Facebook photos, select the “IF Recipe.” Next, under “This,” select “Facebook,” and under “That,” highlight another app — such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or others — where you want to save your new FB photos. You’re done when you click “Create Recipe.”
4. Use odrive to Sync & Manage Facebook Photos
Simply put, odrive is an all-in-one folder that syncs everything you use online (photos, documents, and so on). It also saves your Facebook photos.
Sign up for odrive through Facebook to do so. Almost immediately, you’ll notice that a folder has been created for you. You’ll find all of your Facebook photos there.
Unfortunately, there is no one-click option for downloading multiple files at once. Though odrive allows you to view each photo individually and click download, this will take a long time if you have thousands of photos.
However, this does not rule out the possibility of a solution. Install the odrive application on your computer or mobile device, then sync those photos with a single click.
I really enjoy odrive. The app is well-designed, with user interfaces that are easy to use. Aside from Facebook, you can use it to sync with a variety of other apps. You can also backup, view, and organize Facebook photos on computers and mobile devices.
5. Use Fotobounce (Desktop Application)
Fotobounce is an excellent choice for organizing all of your photos, whether you’re online or offline. As a comprehensive photo management service, it allows you to easily download all of your pictures — as well as specific albums — that you or your friends have shared or uploaded on social media.
Launch the app and log into Facebook via the panel on the left to download your Facebook photos and albums. You’ll see all of your belongings in a matter of seconds. Simply click “Download” and save to the location of your choice (see image below).
For more information, you can also watch this YouTube video:
The app is extremely powerful and packed with useful features. It’s available for both Windows and macOS, and it integrates with Twitter and Flickr.
However, downloading and installing the software takes time because the Mac version is 71.3 MB. In addition, I believe the UI/UX could be improved.
6. DownAlbum (Chrome Extention)
Getting your Facebook albums is simple if you use Google Chrome, as I do. All you need is the Download FB Album mod extension (now renamed as DownAlbum). The name is self-explanatory.
Simply look for the extension in the Google Chrome Store and install it. After that, you’ll notice a small icon in the right bar (see below). Navigate to a Facebook album or page, click the icon, and select “Normal.” It will begin collecting all of the images. To save your photos, press “Command + S” (or “Control + S” on Windows).