As one the most popular platforms all around the world, Instagram has powerful privacy and security setting to provide comfort and reliability to it’s enormous number of users. As a part of Instagram privacy and security setting, It is available for users to review their Instagram account data in order to provide accessing, reviewing, controlling and downloading the data at anytime.
How to access Instagram account data?
Access your Instagram account data by following the steps bellow on Instagram app or website.
- Install the latest version of Instagram on your device, Or login using Instagram website.
- Enter the setting, scroll to privacy and security setting and tap on it.
- Scroll down to account data option and tap on it.
- On the appeared screen you would see your account data categorized in segmented parts, in order to review a specific type of data, click “View All”.
Now let’s figure out what each type means.
Date joined: The exact date and time you join Instagram community is recorded here as your first Instagram account data.
Account privacy changed: Have you ever changed your account from private to public or reverse? Data is recorded here with specific date and time.
Password changes: It contains the exact date and time when your Instagram password has been changed but you cannot access the former passwords concerning security reasons.
Date of birth: Your birthday date which you had entered earlier, or you synced with Facebook, is recorded here.
Former usernames: View all your former chosen usernames since you created your account. Some of them might seem interesting to you now.
Former full names: check out your former full names. You did not create this account at first place? Find out the creator’s full name.
Former bio text: Review all your written texts on your bio through this type. Hold on them and select to copy them on your Instagram bio again or share elsewhere.
Former links in bio: Shared a link on your bio anytime in the past? Find it hear.
Access you current follow request sorted by date, following and follower accounts, hashtags you follow, and users you have blocked, here. Remember that you cannot take any action such as confirming follow request or removing friends from here, your connections management must be done through your profile.
This can be very useful in case you are suspicious to any unusual login to your Instagram account or you think your Instagram password has been hacked. Go through your accounts login with specific date and time of the login action, however you can check your Instagram account’s logouts data, too.
Have a look to your search history sorted by time including accounts, locations or hashtags you search. On top of the screen you can choose to clear your Instagram search history in case you want your search history remains as a secret.
See the ads Instagram believes you are interested in. Instagram collects this data base on posts you like, accounts you follow or web sites you visit through the Instagram app.
How to download Instagram account data
With Instagram “Data Download” tool you always can get a copy of what you have shared and experienced on Instagram, in case you want to backup your data or even when you want to delete your Instagram account permanently and you need to keep your data before they vanish.
On the Instagram privacy and security setting, choose “Data Download”. On the appeared screen enter your email address and tap on “Request Download”. Your Instagram password would be demanded so first recover it if you have forgotten your password. Instagram will send you a link to a file containing all of your account data such as photos, comments, information, settings etc with specific date and time. It can take the Instagram to make your data file ready a while up to 48 hours.
When you received the email click “Download Data” and follow the instructions to finish downloading your Instagram account data.The data would be saved in JSON format which is readable through any text editor. Make sure to keep your download link safe and private, considering it contains your personal information.