How To Export Friend List Of Facebook

The world needed a change in communication and Facebook undoubtedly succeeded in doing so. Facebook has been a very helpful app from the beginning and is continuing to remain one of the best socializing app. The app maintained its uniqueness through all these years by launching out new updates for its users. People can now do more than just texting and posting pictures, they can gather all the information on what’s happening around them through the news updates on Facebook pages, enjoy sharing memes on their profile and can even put music on their Facebook Stories to make it look more attractive. This app is so much concerned about people’s needs that even if any user delete a pic in their mobile but they have posted it earlier on Facebook Story. They can have access to the old stories and find the pic they want.

Now, suppose someone hacks your account or your account is having some problems and you decide to make a new account. In such cases, making a new account might seem easy but keeping a track of all the previous account’s friends seems impossible. How will you be able to recall who all were in your friend list and how will you be able to find each one of them one bye one? Facebook is an app which lets you add as many friends as you want even if it can number in thousands. You might have your close friends number and can ask their id but there’s no way you can find every social media friend you had on your previous account.

So, are you wondering if there’s any trick which can save you from getting in such situations? Well, you have come to the right place. Today, we are going to tell you about a very unique feature of Facebook which will help you in exporting your Facebook friend list. Yes, you heard it right. You might have heard about exporting pictures on Snapchat, exporting chats on WhatsApp but never of exporting a friend list on Facebook So, for those who are not aware of how to do the process of exporting a Facebook friend list, follow the steps as explained below.

How To Export Facebook Friend List

Before proceeding on, we would like you to know that you will have to confirm your identification in the process before exporting anything. Along with exporting friend list, Facebook also allows you to extract videos and photos. This method will let you find all your previous id friends. If you are not able to find someone, then, he/she might have seen that you made a new account and may have blocked you. But, there’s no need to worry. You can still see their profile even if they have blocked you. Getting back to exporting friend list, lets follow the procedures as explained below and find out the results.

By Using Facebook’s Backup Feature

  1. Open the official Facebook app on your smartphone and click on the three horizontal line icon you can see at the top right corner.
  2. It will take you to the Menu page, scroll down and select ‘Settings and privacy’ option having a Settings icon along with it.
  3. A drop down menu will appear showing some options. From these, click on ‘Settings’.
  4. Once you get to ‘Settings and privacy’ tab, you will find six segments: Account, Preferences, Audience and Visibility, Permissions, Your information, Community  Standards and Legal Policies.
  5. Go to ‘Your information’ segment and select ‘Download your information’ option.
  6. All your activity across Facebook can be exported from here. Scroll down to see all the options you can select and deselect according to your choice. At the last of this page, you will find three option: Date range, Format and Media quality.
  7. Date range option can be used to either export all of your data or select the date you need the information from. You can choose the Format as HTML or JSON and similarly the Video Quality can also be set as per your choice.
  8. Since you want to export your friend list, deselect all other options and just tick mark against the ‘Friends and Followers’ option so that it gets selected. Finally, go at the bottom and click on ‘Create file’.
  9. It will take some time to prepare the file depending on the size of your export. Once it gets done, Facebook will notify you itself, so, you can do your other work till then.
  10. When your file is ready, you will see a ‘Download’ option against it. Tap on it and enter the email and password of your account again to verify your identity. Facebook asks for verification because of security purpose as there are chances you forget to log out your account from your friend’s phone and he/she might be trying to do this process.
  11. It will start saving in the downloads section. Tap on ‘Open’ button.
  12. Remember the file is in Zip file format, so, select the file to extract and unzip it.
  13. Extract it to another folder and once the process gets completed, click on the file and you will be able to see the exported Facebook Friends list.

Download Toolkit For Facebook

Toolkit for Facebook is an extension which simplifies certain tasks of Facebook. This amazing tool carries such unique features in it which makes it so popular among people these days. We are going to use it today for exporting Facebook friend list. Let’s take a look at the process now:

  1. Download the Toolkit for Facebook and once it gets downloaded, log in to your account on Chrome of your smartphone.
  2. Tap on the extension icon and you will see a ‘Tools’ option on your screen along with a drop down menu.
  3. Set it to full screen view and then, scroll down to find ‘Backup Facebook Friend List’ option.
  4. Click on ‘Start Tool’ button and simply select ‘Export to JSON’.
  5. Once the process gets completed, a list of your Facebook friends will be prepared with their full names and profile pictures.

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