How to Download Your Instagram Data

Download Your Instagram Data

Instagram has now started rolling out an option that allows users to download their entire data if they want. This step came after Facebook faced criticism for the Cambridge Analytica data scandal and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Whatever the reason, now you can download your Instagram data including photos, videos, archived Stories, profiles, info, comments, and non-ephemeral messages before you Delete Instagram account.

It doesn’t start downloading right away but asks for an email address and takes your request. The download link will be sent to your given email address within 48 hours. If you are not sure how to download Instagram data, this article will explain everything.

How to Download Your Instagram Data

Download Your Instagram Data from the app

Instagram now lets you download your Instagram data directly from the app. Open the Instagram app and visit your profile. Now tap the hamburger icon at the top right corner and then tap your Activity. Here, you will see the option Download your information.

It will ask for your email address. Enter the email address and Instagram will send your the link to download your Instagram data.

If you want to download your data from the web, visit on your web browser and login into your Instagram account.

Download Your Instagram Data from the web

Once you are logged in, click on the gear icon at the top right side.

Then click Privacy and security. Here scroll down and you will see the section Data Download. Click the Request download link.

Download Your Instagram Data

It will ask you to enter your email address and information format. Then click next.

It will ask for your password before accepting the request. Then you will receive a link to download your Instagram data in your email.

After you requested the data download, it will suggest you wait for up to 48 hours and go to your Instagram feed. Once the data is ready to download, you will receive a download link to your email address.

I received the email address in 16 house after making the request and the downloaded data included photos and son files having history, connections, contacts, and settings.

Final Words

You must know how to download your Instagram data. If you ever wish to leave the platform, you need to first download the data and then delete the account. There could be several reasons for deleting the account. That differs from person to person.

If you still have anything to ask, you can always leave it in the comment.


Deepanker Verma is the founder of Nerdy Guides. He is a tech blogger, software developer, and gadget freak. He also runs TheWPGuides, and Techlomedia

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