How to Download Entire Albums from Facebook

Key Takeaways:

  • You can easily download entire photo albums from Facebook in just a few steps
  • Facebook allows you to download albums you’ve created as well as albums others have shared with you
  • Downloading albums is a great way to back up your precious Facebook memories locally or in the cloud

As an avid Facebook user and tech enthusiast, I’ve found it incredibly useful to be able to download entire photo albums from Facebook. Whether you want to create a backup of your memories, or just want to have a local copy of photos that friends and family have shared with you, downloading albums is a quick and easy process.

In this article, I’ll walk you through the steps to download any Facebook album, whether it’s one you created yourself or one that was shared with you. I’ll also share some tips on organizing and storing your downloaded albums.

Downloading Your Own Albums

To download a photo album that you created:

  1. Go to your profile page and click on the “Photos” tab
  2. Click on “Albums”
  3. Click on the album you want to download
  4. In the top right, click the gear icon and select “Download Album”

Facebook will then gather all the photos and videos in that album into a ZIP file and your download will begin shortly. The ZIP file will be named with the album name.

Downloading Albums Shared by Others

You can also download albums that other people have shared with you, as long as you have permission to view the album. The process is similar:

  1. Go to the profile page of the person who shared the album
  2. Click on their “Photos” tab
  3. Find the album you want and click on it
  4. In the top right, click the gear icon and select “Download Album”

Just like with your own albums, Facebook will compile the album into a ZIP file for you to download.

Organizing and Storing Your Albums

Once you’ve downloaded your Facebook albums, it’s a good idea to organize and store them in a way that makes sense to you. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Rename the ZIP files: The ZIP files will be named with the album name from Facebook, which may not always be descriptive. Rename them with more context, like “Family Vacation 2023” or “John’s Wedding.”
  • Extract the files: While you can keep the albums as ZIP files for compact storage, extracting them will allow you to more easily view and work with individual photos.
  • Create folders: If you download multiple albums, create a folder structure to keep them organized. For example, you could create folders by year, then subfolders for specific events.
  • Back up to the cloud: In addition to having the albums stored locally on your computer, consider uploading them to a cloud storage service like Google Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud. This provides an extra layer of backup in case something happens to your computer.


Downloading your Facebook photo albums is an easy way to create a backup of your precious memories outside of Facebook. By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can download any album you’ve created or that has been shared with you.

Once downloaded, take a few extra minutes to rename, organize, and back up your albums. This will make it easier to find specific photos in the future and ensure that you never lose these important memories.

Happy downloading!