The Magic Is In The Email list -How To Export Your Contacts From Facebook

As a blogger, you will have read a thousand times how establishing subscribers on email will be your most powerful source of readership.  You may find that with social media keeping your followers updated on your latest posts, they may be more reluctant to sign up to email updates. But there’s no harm in asking right?

You may just find that by introducing your blog to your email contacts will encourage them to receive  regular updates. – You don’t ask you don’t get,

Rather than trawling through Facebook pages to gather your email contacts to send them a polite little welcome note, here is a quick way of getting all your contacts in one place that you may not know about….

1)Make sure you are signed into Facebook and click on the ‘account’ arrow down button on the top right hand sign of your screen and select ‘settings’.

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2) On the next page at the bottom of the screen – Select ‘download a copy’.

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3) On the next page that opens, click on the link.

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4) You will then be sent an email informing you of your request and then you have to be patient for a bit and wait for another email to arrive- this could be  some time depending on how many contacts you have. (Mine took about 2 hours).

5) When the email arrives click on the link

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6) This will then download to a zip file which will contain every action you have ever made on Facebook (including deleted friends, and deleted photos….beware of some real throwback memories). In the dowloaded zip file click on ‘contact info’.

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7) This will open into another page showing all your contact information (obviously I won’t show you my Facebook friends contact details, or I might get lynched.

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8) This will then provide you with a contact list that including email addresses and contact numbers that you can either print off or export to an excel spreadsheet.

Hope this helps!!  (If it does subscribe now…like, share, retweet, blah blah…).

                          

8 thoughts on “The Magic Is In The Email list -How To Export Your Contacts From Facebook

  1. Blimey! I had NO idea this was even possible! Not sure it’s a route I feel particularly comfortable with – I don’t know. No offence to you, of course, it somehow feels a bit icky to me. I do, however, love your prompt to simply ask people to sign up. I have a ton of Facebook friends – surely some of them would be interested in what I have to offer? I shall take your advice and give it a go!!

  2. Blimey! I had NO idea this was even possible! Not sure it’s a route I feel particularly comfortable with – I don’t know. No offence to you, of course, it somehow feels a bit icky to me. I do, however, love your prompt to simply ask people to sign up. I have a ton of Facebook friends – surely some of them would be interested in what I have to offer? I shall take your advice and give it a go!!

  3. I’m not a huge fan of the email list. I hate giving up my email address when signing up for things for one. Also I like to keep personal Facebook and blog separate although I do sometimes share the odd link in there I don’t think I would spam their emails. I’m also not keen on the big subscribe boxes that pop up on sites before I have a chance to read the content. Puts me right off – no offence :). Rant over. Was that a rant? Not sure. Either way end of comment lol

    1. No offence taken. I don’t like them either! I do like the rather less intrusive MiloTree plugin, which only pops up occasionally and also links to my social media channels.

  4. I’m not a huge fan of the email list. I hate giving up my email address when signing up for things for one. Also I like to keep personal Facebook and blog separate although I do sometimes share the odd link in there I don’t think I would spam their emails. I’m also not keen on the big subscribe boxes that pop up on sites before I have a chance to read the content. Puts me right off – no offence :). Rant over. Was that a rant? Not sure. Either way end of comment lol

    1. No offence taken. I don’t like them either! I do like the rather less intrusive MiloTree plugin, which only pops up occasionally and also links to my social media channels.

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