Instagram is a popular photo and video sharing social networking platform with 2 billion active users. This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to download your data from Instagram so you own your memory.
Note that Instagram only lets you download a copy of your data in machine readable formats(HTML/JSON), so you would need another software to look back on these memories in a meaningful way. Good news is that the app provides an easy way to preserve digital memories across major social media platforms in one place. You also get to own 100% of your personal data on your local drive if you are not comfortable with big tech companies owning your most precious memory. Downloading a copy of your data is a native functionality Instagram offers across platforms(iPhone, Android, and PC). You can follow along this or continue reading for a more visual guide.
Log into your Instagram account and click ‘More’ on the bottom left, then click ‘Settings’.
Note: In order to import your data into the app, please ONLY download data from the Instagram web version on your PC.
Click Privacy and security. Scroll down to Data download and click Request download.
Enter the email address where you'd like to receive a link to your data, choose JSON as the information format, then click Next.
Note: In order to import your data into , please ONLY choose JSON as the information format.
Enter your Instagram account password and click Request download.
You'll soon receive an email titled Your Instagram Data with a link to your data. Click Download data and follow the instructions to finish downloading your information.
This email typically arrives within a couple hours or several days. It should come from firstname.lastname@example.org and has the title ‘Your Instagram information’. Please also check your spam folder if you can’t locate it.
If you follow along, you should have a copy of personal data that consists chats, photos, and videos with families and friends to look back on years later. If you are looking for a tool that helps you reminisce these memories easily in a beautiful view, please give a try.