How To Access your Facebook Files

At this early stage of our service, we need you to upload some files from your Facebook account in order for us to generate your report. On this page, we provide instructions to make this process as quick and easy as possible.

*Note: The files you upload on this page are not stored in our servers and are not retained after your report has been generated*

First, click the following link to navigate to the page where you can download your Facebook Information.

*Note: You may need to login when clicking the link, you will then be redirected to the appropriate page. After accessing this link, return to this page for further instructions*

https://www.facebook.com/dyi/?referrer=yfi_settings

You should then see the following menu on the page you have just opened.

We recommend keeping the default date range setting for a thorough report, however, it is extremely important that you change the Format setting on this menu from HTML to JSON. Failure to change this will result in our programs not being able to process your data. As for what you need to specifically select, you will see several categories of data and associated checkboxes. In order for our software to create your report, it is vital that you have 3 things checked: Ads and Businesses, Profile Information, and Apps and Websites.

*Note: it is extremely important that you only leave these 3 boxes selected. Failure to do so will result in us not being able to access the information*

At this point, you can click Create file in the menu at the top. Now, you may need to wait for a couple of minutes (10-15). When your files are ready to be downloaded, Facebook will send you a notification. At that point, you can re-enter your password on the page you are directed to and download your file. Then all you need to do is drag and drop or upload the file on your account page of our website.

As soon as your file is uploaded, work begins on generating your report. Given that we are receiving multiple requests, it may be a week or so before your report is ready to be viewed. We will keep you updated on the progress during this process via email!

Thank you for your cooperation,

The Unveil Team