How to view, download and delete your Instagram data

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You probably already know how social media sites like Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook make money from the data we share. And similar to most social media platforms, Instagram retains your data, such as a copy of your photos, videos, profile data, direct messages, comments, and more.

How to view the download and delete your Instagram data

So if you are curious or concerned about what data Instagram has collected over time, we will show you how you can view, download and delete your Instagram data on both mobile device and PC. So, let's get right to that.

How to view your Instagram data

If you want to see what data Instagram has collected during its use, you can easily access your Instagram data on mobile and PC.

See your Instagram data on mobile

Read about how to access your Instagram data on Android or iPhone.

Step 1: Launch the Instagram app on your phone and switch to the Profile tab in the lower right corner. Now click on the three horizontal lines at the top to open Settings from the menu that appears.

Instagram profile
Instagram settings

Step 2: Go to the Security option. Under Data & History, tap the Access Data option.

Instagram security settings
Access Instagram data

Here, you will find all your Instagram data from connections and account activity to your advertising interests. You can explore each category one by one and see its data. You will be surprised (you may even be embarrassed) when you see your previous comments or your search history.

View Instagram data in the app

View your Instagram data on PC

Step 1: Open your browser and log into your Instagram account. Now click on the profile icon in the upper right corner and choose Settings from the list.

Open settings in Instagram

Step 2: Go to the Privacy and Security tab on your left.

Privacy & Security

Step 3: Scroll down to the Account Details section and click on the View Account Details option.

See Instagram data

Similar to the app, you will find all the information that you have shared while using Instagram.

Instagram data

How to download your Instagram data

Now, suppose you have decided to exit Instagram or switch to a different social media platform. In that case, it would be wise to download all your valuable uploads, messages, and profile data before saying goodbye to your beloved social media site. It's pretty straightforward to do it, whether it's on a mobile device or on a PC.

Request Instagram data from your mobile

Read on to learn how to download a copy of your Instagram data on Android or iPhone.

Step 1: Launch the Instagram app on your phone and navigate to Settings.

Step 2: Go to the Security option. Under Data and history, tap the Download data option.

Instagram security settings
Download Instagram data from the application

Step 3: Enter your email address and tap the Request Download button. Now check your Instagram password and tap Next.

Request download of Instagram data from the application
Download your data

Step 4: Once the request is done, tap on Done to continue.

Instagram data download request

Request Instagram data from a computer

Here's how to download your Instagram data to your computer.

Step 1: Open your preferred web browser and log into your Instagram account. Click the profile icon in the upper right corner and choose Settings from the resulting menu.

Step 2: Switch to the Privacy and Security tab on your left. Scroll down to the Data Download section and click the Request Download button.

Request Instagram data download

Step 3: On the next page, enter your email address and select your preferred file format under Information Format. Then press Next.

Download Instagram data

Step 4: Enter your Instagram password to verify your identity and click the Request Download button.

Verify Instagram password

Once you've submitted the request, Instagram will start creating an archive of the things you've shared. You will receive an email from Instagram in the next 48 hours with the download link for that file.

Click on the download link received in the email and follow the on-screen instructions to download your data.

How to delete your Instagram data

Once you spend some time looking at the data you have shared, it is natural to worry about your privacy. Unfortunately, the only way you can delete your Instagram data is by deleting the account.

So if you've decided to delete your Instagram presence, here's how to do it.

Step 2: Now Instagram will ask you why you are deleting the account. Use the drop-down menu to select an answer from the list.

Delete Instagram account

Step 3: Next, enter your password to verify your identity and click the 'Remove [UserName]' button below.

How to delete an Instagram account

Protect your data

Instagram collects and stores a large amount of data about your activity. Knowing that he even had my entire contact list and their phone numbers stored (since I allowed him to find people I know) made me change some privacy settings on Instagram. If you can't get off social media, at least now you will think twice about sharing your data online.

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