This feature is now available in the user’s account settings with title “Download Your Information”. Facebook registered users can access this feature by clicking on “Account” on the top right corner of their facebook-profile/home page and then selecting the “Account Settings” from the opening context menu.
Download Your Information link is is just below the Account Security link in the Facebook Account Settings Page.
For the time being, this new feature is not instant, i.e. one is not able to download his profile information at the same time. The feature is on request basis. The download needs to be requested, and it will take longer for large accounts, i.e. accounts with many videos, many pictures, many contacts, many wall posts etc.
Once, the download is requested, the Facebook user is notified via email that their information is ready to download. The email consists of the download link but is password protected. To download the account information to your computer, your account password is required to be entered.
The downloaded information will be in “zip” format which would further needed to be unpacked before use. To unpack the “zip” file, you can use any from a variety of Compression tools/softwares like winzip, winrar, etc.
Take a look at the official video announcing Download Your Information below:
This new feature is allready out for many Facebook profiles, and is still on the roll to increase counts. This feature will soon be out to each and every facebook profile in upcoming days.