Friendster Will Shut Down – Download Or Export Your Profile Now!

Friendster – a pioneering social networking website launched – 2002 is asking all users to install a custom application to export all their profile data until May 31, 2011.

Friendster was the first networking site before mySpace and Facebook. The service allows users to contact other members and share online information with them. The site is also used for dating and discovering new events. Users can share videos, photos, messages, update their status and comments with other members through their profile and their network.

It has over 115 million registered users and over 61 million visitors a month globally. Over 90% of Friendster’s traffic comes from Asia. According to Alexa, the site has suffered an exponential decline in traffic in America since 2009. From a peak 40 ranking it reached 800 in November 2010. Most people have since attributed this decline to the rise of Facebook, a rival social networking site.

Aside from the traffic and ranking declined, Friendster became not profitable as they were before. And to recover from great lost, they are planning to upgrade their existing service into a better social network service and more entertainment and fun.

And part of upgrading process, the website Friendster will Shut Down on May 31, 2011.
That’s why they encourage their users to use the “ Friendster Exporter App” to download or export their profile information, photos, messages, comments, testimonials, shout-outs, blogs and groups. Flickr and Multiply are included in porting content options. Because on May 31, 2011, all personal information will be deleted except your log-in account, friend list, games details and basic profile information.


Friendster Exporter App

How to download a copy of Friendster personal profile ?


This tool lets you download a copy of your Friendster Profile to your computer, as a zip file. You can view your profile data by opening ‘index.html’ once the file is downloaded.

1.Install Friendster Exporter or click / type the URL: http:://appsfriendster.com/exporter on your browser.
2.Open the app and select the option to download profile.

This downloadable copy of your profile will include your:
- photos
- basic info (name, date of birth, gender and ‘about me’ info)
- messages in your Inbox
- list of your friends
- list of profiles that you’re ‘a fan of’
- list of groups that you’re a member of
- comments and testimonials
- shoutout history and comments to your shoutouts
- virtual gifts in your treasure chest

How to Export Photos?

Aside from downloading your photos from your profile, you can also export them directly to third-party photo hosting sites like Flickr and Multiply.

1. Install Friendster Exporter or click/ type URL: http://apps.friendster.com/exporter on your browser.
2. Open the App and select the option to export photos.
3. Authorize the export – You’ll be asked to login to the site that you chose, so make sure that you’re ready for this.

Disclaimer: Free versions of Flickr and Multiply may have certain upload/export limits and restrictions. They may charge additional fees or ask you to upgrade to a paid version if you want to exceed these. Please check their websites for this info.

How to export blog?

Aside from downloading your profile and exporting your photos, you can also export your blog to third-party blog-hosting sites like WordPress and Blogger.

1. Install Friendster exporter or click / type URL: http://apps.friendster.com/exporter
2. Open the app and select the option to export blogs.
3. Authenticate the download – To verify your identity, you’ll be asked to enter your Friendster login again.
4. Download the blog – After successful authentication, you can either save or open the download, which is a zipped .xml file.
5. Unzip the download – You have to unzip the file first and make sure it is in .xml format before you export. Take note of where you save the file.

Now that you already know some ways how to recover your Friendster data, do you consider Flickr and mySpace to save your Photos and personal information?

  • Sbnf_17lly

    how about those who did not save there photos after the given period.. are they be able to retrieve the photos..?. is there any other way to retrieve those unsaved pictures?

    • http://www.judy.caronongan.com/ Filipino Internet Users

      You can still retrieve your Friendster account as long as you still know your Friendster account and password but you can only recover friends list, games details and basic informations. I’m sorry but all photos, blogs, comments and groups are not retrievable.

      • fausto

        aw bkt ganun? dapat gumawa n lang ng bago ung friendster bkt b nila binura pa?

        • Drew_clang

          cuz people are sometimes stupid. they didnt even think about that people create a social networking account such as friendster to reconnect with old friends and keep in touch with them with all those blogs and pictures we posted. some people just thought that everything’s just a game -_- like srsly? u just took away a part of us. thankyou frienster masters for making us feel incomplete now! youre all so genius for changing a reconnecting social site to a boring ass game site. u shoulda created a different site for gaming or just add that gaming feature instead. nice job. *sarcasm*

      • POGI SI MAJE

        UNGAS… NASAN? PANO ??? INUTS DI MAHALAGA UN. UNG PHOTOS AT MGA MSGS. ANG MAHALAGA GAGO pUKENGINGANGBITCH

  • http://www.judy.caronongan.com/ Filipino Internet Users

    Q: Where did the photos, blogs, comments,testimonials and all the other content in my old Friendster profile go?

    A: As part of the reformat of the site, we had to remove some of the content of your profile
    including the photos, albums, blogs and most parts of the profile like the “more about” info, comments and the testimonials. All these data had been deleted and can no longer be retrieved.

    • Anonymous

      ^_^ friendster didnt remove some sir… friendster removed it all.. ^_^ list of friends were easy to find… u can search them through emails… u can use mobiles… how sad… and besides… some people on that friends list were not that close or never known each other personally… memories went…. BOOM! :) Vanished… and whats left? people u don’t know and  not even remember where did u met… 

  • Bluetwinge

    Why can’t we retrieve pictures from old friendster account? How come you have saved our friends list but not our photos? You should have save it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wowie-Estrella/100001052743829 Wowie Estrella

    You deleted our precious moments

  • Asdas

    very bad move friendster

  • Clarisa_aiza

    can i still retrieve photos and many important event from friendster?

  • Yvette_1625

    WHY YOU NEED TO DELETE ALL PICTURES WHICH OUR MEMORIES FROM THE FAST WITHOUT ANY INFORMATION..HOW COULD AND DARE YOU!!! YOUR SO DISGUSTING…!!! YOU SHOULD KNOW THE VALUE OF THOSE MEMORIES OF EACH EVERY PERSONS HAVE …SO WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW??? 

  • AJIESNIPES

    IS JUST AN EASY WAY TO YOU??

  • Otaku_gurl08

    mahalaga mga pics ko dun andun mga old pics ng mga anak ko sana naman may consideration kau ibalik nyo pics namin

  • stitch2180

    shame on you fs

  • Labhart

    how can i recover my old photos, i dont have any copies of that… pls bring it back to me..

  • Jinares24

    all we need is to see again our old photos because it has a sentimental value and that is our memories….

  • Kaimokaye

    IBALIK NIYO NA NAMAN YUNG MGA PICS SAYANG NAMAN YUNG MGA NAISAVE NAMIN DUN !!! MAAWA NA KAYO GAWAN NIYO NAMAN NG PARAAN YAN…KAILANGAN KO YUNG MGA LUMANG PICS PARA SA KASAL KO

  • Lexyduj

    give us back our photos. those are important memories of our life

  • Honey Castillo

    i wasn’t able to see my long lost friend now.

  • anonymous

    FUCKYOUUUUUUUUU FRIENDSTER ! you will never be popular again ! eveeeeeeer !

  • Florisa L. Punsalan

    give us back our photo it is important memories of our life .

  • herc

    my friends only became 12? so i supposed to deduce that your friend list will only be recovered if the my friend revisit friendster?the ancient relic of the past. I promise you bro.. you will never recover from this fall.. beside… Miniclip and Armorgames are wavering their flags right now. you will never recover again.

  • Khryzee2

    :( so said, didn’t know friendster.com deleted all the photos. i have no copy of photos i uploaded there.  

  • Yukito_2304

    damn.. those pics are so imprtant.. please make a way to retrieve all our pics.. hist

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IFR5YCGUDMIAZKGCRTEF4ZCZTU alvi

    i need my picture with my grandma … :( it’s so important to me … 

  • Roseannalano16

    Shitnezzz!! Link above is not working! Bad bad friendster i need to retrieve my old precious pics.. please help.. ( ̄▽ ̄;) pasend po ng answer n mkktulong saken roseannalano16@gmail.com

  • Jojo Nimer

    I WANT MY PHOTOS!!!!!

© 2012
Free WordPress Theme
freshlife WordPress Themes Theme Junkie