Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Emmanuel Akor

How to download all your data from Instagram: photos, stories, messages, etc.

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Do you want to delete your account in Instagram?
If yes, then before this it would be worth keeping an archive of your photos, videos, stories, comments under posts, messages and other data.
Fortunately, now on Instagram, there is a new useful function that allows you to quickly and easily do it. You just need to send a request to download the archive. After that, you will receive a link by e-mail. Download the archive, open it, and you can view all the data that you shared in the application.
After that, you can save the files, share them somewhere else, etc.

How to download all your account information in Instagram

If you have ever requested an archive from Facebook, you already know how the process is going.
1)  Via a browser on your computer, go to  instagram.com/download/request.
TIP :  Or you can just go to instagram.com, click on your profile in the upper right corner, go to Settings, select Privacy and Security, and click Request a file in the Download Data section.
2)  Enter the e-mail address to which you want to receive the file, and then click Next.
3)  Enter your password and click  Request file.
Note:  Instagram can process only one request from one account at a time.
You will see a message confirming the creation of the archive. After that, you will receive a link to download it to your email, which you entered earlier. Waiting can last up to 48 hours, so you'll have to wait a while.
4)  Check your email for a letter from Instagram with a link to download. When you receive it, click on the link at the bottom of the message.
5) A  page with a confirmation of the action should open. Click Download file to continue.
Note:  The download link will remain active for 4 days.
6)  After the download is complete, open the ZIP file with your user name in the name. Unzip it.
7)  Open the extracted folder with all your data from Instagram.
Here you will find several additional folders and files with the extension .JSON.
In the folders will be all the data that you shared in the application, including photos and videos, history from the archive (only after December 2017), profile images, messages, etc.
We recommend that you regularly download your data and save your backups to removable media or to cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or OneDrive.
Content that is not media files like comments, likes, contacts, subscriber and subscriptions, text messages, profile information, search history, signatures to posts, account settings, etc., will be in JSON files.
Files with the extension .JSON can be opened in a text editor.
Do not share your download link, because it contains your confidential data. Download the archive only on your computer.
This function is very useful if you want to delete your account in Instagram. With its help, it became easier to switch to other services and applications.
At the moment the "Download data" function is available only in the web version of the service, but soon it will appear in applications for iOS and Android.

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Emmanuel Akor

About Emmanuel Akor -

Martins is a passionate blogger who enjoys writing articles on techs, blogging tips and reviews. He is a "Gold Star" contributor to many top blogs and also a freelance writer.

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