How to Backup Your Instagram Account

Do you have an Instagram account and, sometimes wonder how you can back up all the things you have been sharing on the social media platform? If you do, you are not alone there as most Instagram users would also want that. So, in this post, we will help you solve that riddle by showing you how to backup Instagram account easily, from your Instagram user interface. Like I said earlier, if, for one reason or another, you may want to delete your account or wish to have a copy of all your work on Instagram in a safe place. You can do that either from the web using your Desktop computer or with your Android phone or iOS.

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However, this tutorial will guide you on how to backup your Instagram account using your Desktop from the Internet in a few easy steps. Let us begin now.

How to backup your Instagram account

Request Instagram to Send Your Data to You

To download everything, you have ever shared on Instagram, make a request using your Instagram password. Also, when you do this, you will get it from Instagram in the JSON file format. JSON stands for Java file format which they use for transferring data between a Server and Web application.

Begin Steps to Backup Instagram Account

To begin the process to backup data of all your posts from Instagram, follow these steps.

Step 1: Login to your Instagram account, from a web browser – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. and type

backup Instagram account

Step 2: Login to your Instagram page and click the gear switch on the top right-hand side of your Instagram page near your profile picture.

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Related: 7 Highly-Rated Instagram Backup (Tools / Websites)

Step 3: Next, click “Privacy & Security”


Waiting Time for Email Link to Backup Instagram Account

Step 4: The next thing you have to do is scroll down to Data Download and click Request Download. Also, put your email address where you want Instagram to send the data you have requested.  Finally, to confirm your request type your Instagram account password.

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Step 5: After step 4 above, wait for an email from Instagram titled “Your Instagram Data with a link to your data”. Furthermore, all you will do next is click the link to Download Data inside this email when you receive it. Similarly, make sure you follow the instructions to finish downloading your information.


You should note that your request for a copy of all your posts and shares will take up to 48 hours. So, be patient to receive that email from Instagram with the download link. Furthermore, in this method, you cannot get the backup of your Instagram account without this email link.


From this post, you can see that it is not difficult to backup Instagram account. Also, it is as easy as asking Instagram to send you a copy of all you have posted or shared on the platform. If you want to do it next time, just ask for it and you will get the backup of your Instagram account in 48 hours. Kindly, send feedback to let us know whether this article was helpful to you. Also, please share this post on social media.


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