How to save old Facebook status updates

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How to save old Facebook status updates
It's possible to browse your old Facebook status updates. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

When you post a status update on Facebook, it is archived automatically. To view Facebook status updates that you've posted in the past, you must scroll back through your Facebook wall. This can be annoying, as you'll have to go through all of the messages that other people have posted on your wall as well. One convenient workaround is to use the "I Told You" application, which allows you to track all of your previous status updates and export them either to a PDF, text file or document file.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Direct your browser to Facebook.com and log in to your account.

  2. 2

    Type "I Told You" into the Facebook search bar. Click the first search result, which will be the "I Told You" application.

  3. 3

    Click "Go to App" and then click "Allow" when you are prompted to give permission.

  4. 4

    Click "Read All Your Status Updates" on the right side of the page.

  5. 5

    Click the "PDF" icon on the right side of the page. A PDF file containing all of your status updates and the associated comments will be downloaded to your computer. Alternately, you can click the "Text" or "Doc" symbol to download this information as a text file or a Microsoft Word document file.

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