Following a huge data selling scandal involving Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg had promised to introduce an option to allow users to download and view Instagram data. And guess what? The social networking giant has just fulfilled the promised by launching a web tool to let users easily port their entire data.
So, if you wish to take a peek at everything that you have shared on Instagram or want to say goodbye to the social networking app for any personal reason, you might want to have a copy of your data for the keepsake. One thing worth noting is that the company hasn’t yet rolled out this feature for the mobile app. Hence, you will need to take the help of your web browser to get it done.
How to Download and View Your Instagram Data from iPhone, Android, or Computer
When you request for the data, the company will email you a link to a file with your photos, comments, profile information and more. You may have to wait up to 48 hours for it.
Keep in mind; the link of your downloaded data will work for only 4 days. So, as soon as you get the email of your file, check it out ASAP.
Step #1. Open any web browser on your mobile device or PC and head over to Instagram download data request page.
Step #2. Now, you have to sign in using your Instagram account, if you aren’t already.
Step #3. Click on “Next.”
Step #4. Next, you need to enter your password.
Step #5. Finally, click on Request Download.
The app will now confirm that it has started to prepare a file of your shared data and will email a link to your registered email ID.
“We’ve started creating a file of things you’ve shared on Instagram and will email a link to XYZ@gmail.com. It may take up to 48 hours to collect this data and send it to you.”
How to View Your Instagram Data on iPhone, Android, and Computer
Once you have got the email about your data, you can view it both on your mobile device and computer.
Step #1. Open any web browser on your computer or mobile device → Instagram.com → tap on profile button at the bottom right corner → tap on Settings icon at the top right corner.
Step #2. Now, Click on Privacy and Security.
Step #3. Next, scroll down and Click on View Account Data.
Step #4. Check out your account info, browse through your data. You can view the password changes, account privacy changes, accounts you follow and more.
That’s pretty much it!
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