23rd April 2018

Many people, including myself, are trying to move away from Facebook and their related apps/services. But before you delete any accounts, it’s obviously ideal if you can retrieve any data first.

With Instagram, you can request to download your data, and they’ll send a link where you can download all your images, videos, and stories.

You also get .json files for a lot of the associated data:

  • Profile
  • Comments
  • Connections
  • Likes
  • Messages
  • Searches
  • Settings

So they really do give you everything!

To download your data:

  • Go to the Instagram website.
  • Click on the profile icon in the top right.
  • Click on the Settings cog next to “Exit Profile”.
  • Choose “Privacy and Security”.
  • Scroll down to the “Data Download” section.
  • Click “Request Download”.

Instagram will then package up all your data, and send you an email with a link to the .zip archive.