8 Steps to download your Instagram Direct Messages - Android
A step by step guide of how to download your chat history from Instagram.
This will include all your direct messages(DM’s) and attachment/media sent such as: links, photos, videos and voice messages.
Step - 1
Open ‘Instagram App’
Open your Instagram app.
Step - 2
Go to ‘Settings’
Tap on the top right hand corner menu, on the button with the 3 horizontal lines. And then on ‘Settings’
Step - 3
Tap on ‘Security’
Step - 4
Tap on ‘Download data’
Scroll down to the 'Data and history' section. There, tap on 'Download your Information'.
Step - 5
First, confirm your email address as this is where you’ll receive your data. Then, tap on ‘Request Download’.
Step - 6
Instagram takes some time to process your request, up to 48hs. Once it’s ready, you’ll get an email from Instagram.
Step - 7
Download Part 1, Only!
The link in the email will take you to this page. Download Part 1 to your device. The others parts will contain other data and not your Instagram DM’s. Those are only kept in Part 1.
Step - 8
Open with TextVibes
Wait for the .zip file to fully download and tap on it to open. Then, tap to open the file with TextVibes. All done - discover more about TextVibes below!