(Pocket-lint) – Facebook allows you to access your data across all its apps.

The social network not only allows you to download your data archive, but you can also download your data from WhatsApp and Instagram, both of which it owns.

To learn how to download your WhatsApp data, you can read our separate feature. To learn how to download your Instagram data, keep reading.

How to request your Instagram data report

Instagram rolled out a tool that allowed you to download your data back in 2018, around when the Cambridge Analytica scandal hit. The tool was also to  comply with changes to European data privacy rules. Originally, it was only available on the web, but it’s now on Instagram’s iOS and Android apps too.

If you on a browser, follow the instructions below:

  1. Login to Instagram
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Go to Privacy and Security
  4. Scroll down to Data Download
  5. Select Request Download
  6. Submit your email address

If you’re using the Instagram iOS or Android app, follow these steps below: 

  1. Open the Instagram app
  2. Tap on the account tab in the bottom right corner
  3. Tap on the three lines in the top right
  4. Tap on Settings
  5. Select the Security tab
  6. Select ‘Download data’
  7. Select Request Download 
  8. Enter your password

When can you download your Instagram data report?

Within 48 hours of making your request, Instagram will email you a link to a file with your photos, comments, profile information, and more.

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How to view your Instagram data

If you don’t want to wait for your data report to arrive via email, you can login to Instagram and view all your account data by category. You can see when you joined Instagram, all your privacy and password changes since you’ve joined, who is following you and who you’ve blocked, all your logins and logouts, former usernames and full names, complete search history, and so much more.

  1. Login to Instagram
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Go to Privacy and Security
  4. Scroll down to Account Data
  5. Select View Account Data

And that’s it!

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Britta O’Boyle.





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