Can I Recover Deleted Instagram Messages? [Full Guide]

Recover Deleted Instagram Messages

I just deleted a few messages from the chat and wondering how could I recover the same from Instagram. You should know that Instagram does not have a backup & restore system for the direct message you send through your Instagram account to someone else.  Instead, you can view a total chat or the deleted messages from the other person’s chat.

You will be amazed to know if you have multiple accounts added on Instagram group chat then you can see the deleted ones on DM of the second profile where the same chat appears.

If you just removed a message or a whole chat from your Instagram DM and wondering how could you get that back on your chat list then you should know that Instagram would not provide you with any such feature to get back the deleted chat rather you can see the same chat from that person's inbox you were chatting with.

To recover a deleted Instagram chat you can use the other person's chat inbox to see the messages. Also if you are looking for if this is possible to recover deleted Instagram DM by using any third-party software then your conclusion will be set by reading this article.

In this guide, I have entitled the tricks and techniques that will help you to get your Instagram DMs to be visible for you.

You can find deleted chats or messages from the Instagram data once you have downloaded the Instagram backup data for your account and in this method, you will be able to view the deleted Instagram messages. Now let's find out in this article the step by step guide on how we can do this.

Ask the person you were chatting with on Instagram



If you just deleted your messages or a whole chat and wondering the files that he had sent you but you cannot see them as you have removed the messages mistakenly then you can request the person to send you those files once again through Instagram DM on your chat or in some cases you can ask the screenshot to see the messages you want back. Instagram would not delete the chat from the person's inbox you deleted from yours.

ask the person on Instagram DM

All you have to do, just go to the direct message or DM section on your Instagram (you can look through your Instagram app or the desktop version), you will see the ‘Arrow sign’ icon where you have to click to go to the direct message section on your Instagram account.

Now, go to the profile link of that person or you can land on the DM section on your profile and from there just tap on the new message option and choose the person you want to connect with to get his deleted chat to resend by himself. Now request him to send the deleted messages once again so that you can view the messages again from your account when those are lost or use his phone to see the chats.

P.S. Most probably the person will send you the important files over your DM that you lost by deleting the whole chat, if you don't get any reply then there is no reason to get the chat back for your purpose. Otherwise, you can try the other methods to recover the deleted chats that I've described here.

Instagram Direct Message Recovery software for deleted Chats

Take these things in mind before using Recovery Software to recover deleted Instagram Chat: 

You're wondering whether to use any recovery tools to restore deleted Instagram messages then remember that no software or tools can recover your deleted Instagram. 

If you're seeing any of such online guides that claim recovery tools or online tools can recover your deleted Instagram messages those are a scam.

Recovery software does not have access to the Instagram server to restore your files back on your Instagram account rather it only can recover the internal messages from your inbox. 

Be careful on purchasing such recovery software that claims for recovering deleted Instagram chat or conversation. 

Recover Instagram Direct Messages [Instagram DATA]

If you just deleted some messages from Instagram DM or a chat from your Instagram account then you can see all of these deleted messages just from the Instagram data option that is available on your desktop settings on Instagram.

You can also recover the deleted Instagram posts that I have previously described.

If you just deleted some of your Instagram messages then you can you recover through the Instagram Data and to get the Datalink you have to request Instagram by providing an identity verification after that Instagram will send you and link where you can download the data and see through your desktop.

Now let's understand the step-by-step with a pictorial guide.

Now, this action you have to perform from the desktop version by going to instagram.com.

Step 1
First of all, you have to go to Instagram from your desktop to get the download the option. You have to proceed from laptop or PC, now just log in with Instagram account at first.

Step 2
Once you are logged in with the Instagram account on your desktop just find the option 'Edit Profile' and just click on it and the same will open a list of a feature on your Instagram.

edit profile instagram

Step 3
Now from the list, you have to take on the 'Privacy and Security' option that you will find by crawling to the bottom and this will open several options where you have to click on the 'Request Download' button under Download Data section.

download instagram account data

Step 4
Now once you click on 'Request Download' option this will ask to provide your email id and password for your Instagram to verify that download and once you provide it with all of the details including the verification ones, Instagram will take a few hours to send your data over the email.

Step 5
Now once the data process is being ready by Instagram, they will email you my letting you the link for your Instagram data-download, you just have to click on the link to download the data on your desktop where you can open that ZIP file.

Step 6
Now open the ZIP file on your desktop and you will see a file named messages.json, you have to open it through Notepad ++ where you can see all of the deleted chats or messages through that data Instagram provided you.

Opening JSON File on iOS or Android:

If you are on phone and want to access the JSON file from your mobile device either it's Android or iOS, you can take help of JSON editor apps that you can install on your mobile device and open the JSON file through that application.

☛ For iPhone or iPad, you can use the 'JSON Viewer - Json file reader' from Apple App store that is priced $0.99, can view and edit your JSON file over your iPhone or iPad devices.

☛ For Android, you can download the 'Json Genie (Editor)' on your device and open the JSON file through that editor and you will be able to view all of the messages that you have deleted from your Instagram direct message.

💡 Note: If you just deleted your Instagram messages very recently then Instagram will provide you with the last updated data in their records where you can see the deleted chat or messages on that file. However, if you're wondering to recover the 1-year-old deleted messages or chats you may not get in this file.

Deleted Instagram messages will keep coming back

In this method, you get all of the deleted staff including the Instagram DM, links and other people's chats as well. The best advantages you get through this method, getting a backup of your whole Instagram profile that you can use in future if you need any data to view.

Can I use Instagram Message Recovery Tools?

If you are new on Instagram the quickest method that everyone follows to recover the deleted Instagram messages just by the online recovery tools that actually do not work rather it steals the Instagram account that will lead to the permanent block to your account from Instagram.

Now when you use such message recovery tools that claim to recover your messages and if those tools ask your Instagram login credentials never provide the details into such third-party tools as this will steal account access and will use it to spam on Instagram through your account and if Instagram notices such activity they will block your action on Instagram temporarily placing blockage on your account.

Instagram Message Recovery Tools are scam


The Reality of Online Recovery Tools:

There are many online message recovery tools available for your Instagram account that actually does not work and try to fool Instagram users by showing some random people name list by asking your Instagram login details. Just think once again if Instagram does not allow any third-party app on their server or provide any access on their server then how could these online tools recover messages for you. So, don't take part in this as this will lead to a permanent block of your Instagram account as this tool will use your account for spamming all around the Instagram by following random people, liking the post and commenting random texts on posts. Instagram prohibits any community standard violation or abuse, if you are doing this kind of activity your account will be suspended for a limited period of time or this may be a permanent decision from Instagram.

What does the Tool actually do:

Such online Instagram message recovery tools that claim to recover your messages or chat does not have any active algorithm to work rather spamming with your account.

 Such online recovery tools will use your login credentials to spam on Instagram by liking the other's posts, commenting on random posts and following random people on Instagram and whenever Instagram counters such activity on the massive amount then they will block your account permanently.

 Remember that Instagram never provides any API access to any third-party app to dive into their server and restore the messages for you and be careful about that from providing access to such tools that may lead to a banned Instagram account of yourself. Hope you got the clear idea to not provide any login details into such online tools for recovering any messages that actually is not possible in reality.

 Precautions:

The precaution you have to take if you just already did such type of activity with the online tools, first of all just change your Instagram account password as well as your username if you wish to.

Check your following list if any random people are being added on that list just remove them one by one from your list. If you can just check your liked Instagram posts to unlike them again and this will safeguard your account from getting banned by Instagram.

The Bottom Lines:

You have already learnt that to recover any deleted Instagram messages you have to take help of the Instagram data to download and view on your desktop. Another way to find out the deleted chats from the person you were chatting with. If the person gives you the access to his Instagram DM to see through the chat deleted for that person, you can view all of the messages on that conversation or you can request him to send the important files or messages to resend you again.

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