WhatsApp Will Soon Let Users Export Their Account Information


Instagram also says that since it takes two days to gather your data and send it to you, you would be allowed to request a download file only once every four days. The company does plan to make it available for mobile users, however. Additionally, the messaging service has made a FAQ sheet available for its upcoming data download tool, detailing how it will work.

With this "Request Account Info" feature of WhatsApp.

The Facebook-owned service is announcing this feature ahead of the European data privacy rules that go into effect 25 May, as well as in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

In its announcement, WhatsApp promised that it is not going to ask for new rights to collect personal information with this update.

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Meanwhile, WhatsApp notes that in the "coming weeks" all users will be able to request to export all of their account information and settings. This will happen through a message that will be displayed on the screen.

You're unable to view the downloaded report within WhatsApp itself.

Your report will be available about three days after the date requested. During the three days you requested for your data, you can not delete your account or change the number or mobile. Among those other mysterious things you'll get, there are also recent stories that have appeared on your feed. Enter your email address and password 3. Messages can not be downloaded, although if you're more interested in backing up data, for the most part WhatsApp already backs up your message data to the cloud. Depending on how often you use Instagram and how often you've published content, it might take quite a long while to download all of it.

Check out WhatsApp's help hub.