For the better part of the day Wednesday, Facebook went down for people around the world. While a website going down doesn’t sound like a big deal, you’d be amazed by how many people call 911 when Facebook is unavailable to them. This happens so frequently that various police departments have resorted to tweeting about it:

We will move mountains to help those in our community, however, we can't fix Facebook so please don't call 911 to "let us know its down."

The other thing that happens when Facebook is down is people take their grievances to Twitter, therefore #FacebookDown started trending and a question arose...

What if Facebook disappears on us?

Facebook has been a juggernaut in social media for nearly a decade and a half. That’s years of people sharing pictures and videos of loved ones and meaningful life events.

For many, Facebook has become the de facto storage option for digital memories – and if the platform goes down, then all those memories disappear into the void. Instead of worrying about the “what if” and potentially being caught unawares, take the opportunity to back up your files now!

Back up your Facebook data

Fortunately, Facebook offers a way to download all of your data – both through desktop and on mobile. Here are a few quick steps to do this on desktop:

  1. Go to your Settings page
  2. On the left side look for “Your Facebook Information”
  3. Select the option “Download Your Information”
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts

What to do with your saved data

Once you’ve completed the download, the next question you have to answer is, “Where can I store all that data?”

There are a lot of cloud storage options out there, each with their own advantages and disadvantages – but the most important consideration is security.

Over the last few years, companies we’ve trusted to secure our information have repeatedly breached that trust, with broken promises again and again. In some cases, our personal data has been stolen by hackers and even put our lives at risk of identity theft.

If you’re not jazzed about that, we don’t blame you. Especially since there seem to be limited options for highly secure cloud storage. Unless...

Amber comes to the rescue!

Save all of your greatest memories on our personal hybrid cloud storage device and control who has access to it. With Amber, you can create group folders where you and your family can share funny home videos, and keep more personal information hidden in a separate folder. Your device will even double as a home entertainment unit with in-home streaming and remote casting – while actually boosting your Wi-Fi speed.

Here are some of the useful features Amber offers compared to other options on the market:

Amber comparison chart

So while the rest of the world worries about what to do if Facebook goes down, you’re already set!