We love Facebook but spending ages uploading photos and pimping your profile has one major downside – all your hard work is trapped on Facebook. If your profile gets hacked or your data goes walkies, you're screwed. Avoid becoming a social outcast by backing up your contacts, photos and profile using our handy guide.
1 Make sure your profile is up to date
It's easy to forget to change address details or where you're working at the moment, so take a gander at your profile and make sure these are up to date. Also consider pruning that vast list of “favourite” bands.
2 Download the app
Visit the Social Safe website and download the Social Safe app. It'll set you back £1.99.
3 Install the app on your PC or Mac.
You may also need to install Adobe Air but the installer will let you know if you do need to.
4 Register the app
Type in the license code and you're ready to back up your stuff.
5 Choose what you want to back-up
Before you backup, go in to settings and select what items you want to back up. You can back up your photos, profile and contacts.
6 Backing up photos
If you back up your photos, you'll get a thumbnail gallery showing the albums you've backed up.
Your backed up profile will show a summary of all the sections in your profile
Again, you'll get a thumbnail gallery of all your Facebook friends
9 Timecapsule – see what you've backed up and when
The app has a built-in back-up tracking feature which will show you copies of your previous back-ups. It's useful for seeing what you've changed and if any friends have stopped following you. The swines!
10 Further information
If you need a further step by step guide to using the Social Safe app, try this video.