When the "New Myspace" launched earlier this week, some users logged for the first time in years in hopes of seeing their old Myspace data - only to find their beloved (or ignored) profile had been wiped clean, with the exception of a single profile picture. Though it hasn't yet been announced that you'll ever be able to see old Myspace messages or blog posts, you can at least get back your old photos.
Note: It has been announced that old blogs will be available for download beginning in September 2013. Please see Myspace to Make Old Blogs Available for Download for more information.
To retreive your old Myspace photos, be sure that you are logged in to the new Myspace first. Then go to https://myspace.com/settings/classicimport. Here you’ll be given the option to import your old photos.
The link will take you to a page with the following text:
Moving classic Myspace photos to your new Myspace profile is simple and easy. Each photo album is brought over as a mix. Once they’ve transferred, only you will be able to see them so you can take time to go through your photos before sharing them with connections.
*You can only do this once. So make it count.
If you aren’t able to log into your old profile, perhaps because you can’t access your old email any longer, see this blogger’s post about account recovery.
Where do I find my old Myspace photos after I’ve imported them?
Originally, photos only appeared in your mixes, but Myspace has since changed this. They now appear under Library>Photos. appear in your Photostream. You can find this link right under your profile picture.
It should be noted that while you can retrieve your old photos, old comments on these photos are all gone.
How do I make my old Myspace photos public?
You have to click on the specific “mix” (aka “Album”) first before you can make it public. After you’ve clicked it, there will be a lock with a drop-down box which will allow you to make the album public.
It still isn’t clear if the new Myspace will ever bring back old blog posts, messages, or other data, but the ability to retrieve your old Myspace pictures is perhaps of some consolation to those who thought they were lost.
What do you think of the new Myspace?
Last updated: September 3, 2013