How To Download Instagram Messages?

Are you struggling to find an easy and safe way to download your Instagram messages? If yes, we can help you with that, just go through this article to get a simple method.

The most renowned and used social networking platform Instagram is widely used by millions of users every day. It allows its users to share photos, videos, direct messages(DMs), stories, and reels.

Initially, Instagram was developed primarily to post only pictures and videos but after some time it added the element ‘Instagram Direct Messages’, which assists the users to send a direct message to other Instagram users.

In this article, we will step by step tell you the method by which you can download Instagram data and hence the messages also.

How To Download Instagram Messages?

Steps to Download Instagram Messages:

Step 1: Launch The Instagram Web Version

On your preferred web browser, you first need to open the Instagram platform and then log in to your account.

Step 2: Click The Profile Icon 

Now at the upper-right corner of the screen, you will see the profile icon. Click on it.

Step 3: Tap On Settings

After this, choose the Settings alternative and then go to the Privacy & Security alternative which will appear in the pop-up window.

Step 4: Request Data Download

 Scroll down a bit and locate ‘Data download’. Then choose the option ‘Request Download’, available just below it. 

Step 5: Verify Your Identity

Now, you will be asked to verify your identity, choose the Log in again button and provide your credentials.

Step 6: Enter Your Email Address

Now, enter the email address to obtain the link to the file with your complete       

Instagram data and select next.

Step 7: Enter Password Again

After this, enter your Instagram password again and choose the ‘Request download’ button. Then you will get an email from Instagram with the subject ‘Your Instagram Data’ possibly within 48 hours. 

Although, you can receive it in a shorter time period also as it depends on your data type and size.

Step 8: Download Data From Email

Go to the received email and choose the ‘Download Data’ alternative. After this, you will get all of your shared Instagram data downloaded to your storage in a ZIP file.

Step 9: Extract Contents

Now you need to extract the contents from the ZIP file.

Step 10: Find And Run “Messages.Json” File

Now, search for the ‘messages.json ‘ file in the data. You have to use a text editor to run it. In this file, you can easily find your downloaded Instagram messages.

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Apart from this, you can also use some third-party apps to get your Instagram messages downloaded.

But Instagram doesn’t suggest you rely on any such apps as that may harm your privacy and security.

We have provided you with the safest method to get your DMs on Instagram downloaded, especially when you have deleted them by mistake.

We hope that you find this article helpful in serving your purpose.