No matter if you want to stay on top of all your social media comms, have a record of your business’s activity for compliance, or keep an eye on your competitors, you’ll need to know how to archive your social media posts.
Fortunately, we’ve been there, done that, and we’re ready to show you how to make archiving a piece of cake!
The first option to archive your social media posts is to use the social media platform itself. Fortunately, most social media platforms provide tools that allow you to do this.
For example, on Facebook, you can log into your account, go to your settings, find Your Facebook Information, and download your entire history.
On Instagram, the process is similar. Here, you’ll log in, find the Download data option in your settings, enter your email address, and a copy of your Instagram data will be sent to you.
Instagram even gives you the option of archiving only certain photos in your feed; however, you’ll need to go through your feed manually to find the photos you’d like to archive.
Keep in mind, though, that these are just two examples, and different platforms will provide different options for archiving your posts.
Another option to archive your social media posts is to use a dedicated social media archiving tool. These tools are specifically designed to capture and archive tools from social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and many others, so you don’t have to check if your platform supports archiving.
A few of the tools we’ve loved using to archive social media posts include:
The problem with these tools is that they’re typically aimed at organizations that use social media archiving for legal and regulatory purposes. As such, they’re quite expensive.
Finally, another option to archive your social media posts is to use screenshots. Now, we don’t mean doing it manually with your Mac or PC applications. (You’d need to open every post or scroll down on your feed in increments to take screenshots.)
No - what we mean is using ScreenshotAPI.
ScreenshotAPI specializes in taking website screenshots quickly, easily, and programmatically.
You can take full-page screenshots, screenshots at a specific time every day, and you can even extract the text from screenshots. As a bonus, you can also save your screenshots in the format you prefer, from PDFs to JPGs and PNGs.
Simply put, ScreenshotAPI is the tool you need to archive your social media posts. To test it out for yourself, why not get started for free today?