Published: Wed, April 25, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

New Instagram Data Download Tool Allows Users to Export Photos and More

New Instagram Data Download Tool Allows Users to Export Photos and More

We will update this article when the feature is added to the mobile app. While those changes are only relevant to European WhatsApp users, at least one feature will be available to everyone in the world - the ability to request WhatsApp account info.

When can you request your WhatsApp data report?

Because of Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes live next month, Instagram has launched a new tool that lets you download your user data, similar to what Facebook allows its users to do. This report doesn't include your messages. If you want to view your chat history instead, you can learn how do that from here. Once you authenticate yourself, Instagram will process your request. WhatsApp is introducing "Request Account Info" feature and details about how it will work.

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You're unable to view the downloaded report within WhatsApp itself. Among those other mysterious things you'll get, there are also recent stories that have appeared on your feed.

You'll get an email with a link when the download is available.

Once the file is downloaded to your phone, select Export report.

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Instagram, popular photo and video sharing platform, has now come out with a Download data tool to allow its 800 plus million users to obtain an archive of their data shared/collected by the Facebook-owned company. You'll enter the email where they will send the link once they are ready with all your data.

The company clarified that deleting this report will not delete your data. Messages can not be downloaded, although if you're more interested in backing up data, for the most part WhatsApp already backs up your message data to the cloud.

Check out WhatsApp's help hub.

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