How To Export Instagram Chat

Your Quick Answer:

To download the Instagram chat from the DM section, just install the DM Saver extension on your PC.

Then you just open the particular chat on your Instagram and then tap on the extension & select the date range.

Then tap on the download icon and that chat will be saved on your PC.

Your old chats are saved in the DM section which is accessible from the PC even if you had the chat on mobile.

You can download the whole data from your Instagram account and there will be all chats saved all you have to do is, use a zip extractor in order to unzip that file.

Also, you can join/open a chat and copy the whole one and then save that on your PC by pressing the Ctrl+P button in XPS or PDF.

There are some steps for Instagram comments to export.

How To Export Instagram Chat:

You just have to follow lesser steps in that case and can do this work without any hassle.

1. Download Full Instagram Data

It is always a good idea to save your data by downloading it. If in any case, you want to leave Instagram, then you can download all the data from it including all the photos, videos, stories you have posted, the comments, and even your messages or chats.

All your Instagram data can be either downloaded from the Instagram website or the app itself. To download all of your data, you will have to go to the Instagram security settings, and then seek to request your Instagram data. 

To download the Instagram Chat on DM from the settings,

Step 1: First of all, open the Instagram app and then directly go to your profile page.

Step 2: After that, go to settings by clicking on three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of your screen.

After that, go to settings by clicking on three horizontal lines app

Step 3: Click on “Security”, scroll to “Data and History” and tap on “Download Data”.

Click on “Security”, scroll to
tap on Download Data

Step 4: Then put in your email ID and click on “Request Download”.

Request Download

Step 5: After entering your password, click on “Next”.

 entering your password, click on Next

You will get all your data downloaded to your email address within just 48 hours. The process of downloading the data from the Instagram website is the same as above, the only difference is instead of opening the app, go to the official website of Instagram.

However, there could be a few drawbacks too such as large files and the chaos of mixing up all the data making it hard to find any particular one.

2. Download all DM chat on PC

You can download your Instagram DM chats on your PC so that all your chats can be safe and secure. In fact, by downloading your chats, you can easily access them even when you are offline. However, to download your chats on PC, you will need an extension that is usually paid such as DM Saver for Instagram.

You can download all your Instagram chats using this extension in HTML or ZIP format. 

This app is considered to be the best among all the other options available on the internet as it is extremely easy to download all your Instagram chats on your PC using this chrome extension just by following a few simple steps.

To download the Instagram chat and save it to a PC,

Step 1: First, install the extension ‘DM Saver for Instagram’ to your chrome.

extension ‘DM Saver for Instagram’ to your chrome

Step 2: Then login into your Instagram account.

Then login into your Instagram account

Step 3: After that, open the DM section.

 After that, open the DM section

Step 4: You will need to reload the extension page and then set a time range for the downloading process.

Finally, download all your DM chats.

Note: However, this app has many pros, also there are a few cons as well, such as the extension is not connected to Instagram and might face a few bugs whenever there is a new Instagram update. And this is not free therefore, you have to pay for it. On the bright side, they do offer a free trial for the DM Saver Pro extension.

3. Saving the whole Instagram Chat by Copying

If you don’t either want to pay or go through any hassle then you can also save your whole Instagram chats by copying them and converting them into PDF format so that you can save that chat on your device.

It is indeed a time taking process but if you want to save all your chats without paying any cost then this process might be worth it. Even this way is straightforward and can be done by anyone easily. 

Therefore, to clarify it more here are the mentioned steps to save your whole Instagram chats by copying them.

To save the Instagram chat instantly,

Step 1: Firstly, open Instagram and sign in to your account.

Step 2: Then go to your DMs and click on the profile of the person whose chats you want to save.

Step 3: After that, go to the top of that conversation, select all and then copy the whole chat.

Step 4: Then, below the option of “Copy”, you will see “Print” Click on it.

chat save Instagram DM PC

Step 5: Then click on “Save as PDF” on the pop-up window options.

chat save Instagram DM PC

Step 6: Finally, your whole chat has been saved to your desired location and you can name them as per your preferences, it will be saved in PDF format.

Instagram Chat Export Tool:

Follow the below tools:

1. DECIPHER Insta Export

If you’re looking to download an Instagram chat offline, you need to use certain third-party tools to do that. The first or best of all the tools that you can use is Decipher Insta Export. This tool not only allows you to download chats on Instagram but you can save those in PDF forms to print them later. 

⭐️ Features:

◘ You can download your whole Instagram chat history. 

◘ It lets you export Instagram direct message history via email. 

◘ You use this tool to convert and save direct message history as PDFs. 

◘ It works on Mac and windows. 

◘ It lets you export the first three messages for free as a trial. 

◘ You need to make a one-time payment to use this software. 

◘ It preserves the format of the message. 

◘ It includes media automatically during the download and export process. 

🔗 Link:

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: Open the tool from the link.

Step 2: Then download and install it on Windows or Mac. 

Install App

Step 3: Go to and then log in to your account. 

Step 4: Then click on the profile icon and then click on Settings. 

Step 5: Click on Privacy and Security

Step 6: Click on Request Download under Data Download

Step 7: Then you need to open the zip file of your Instagram data that’s sent to your email address and unzip it. 

Step 8: Then import it on the Decipher tool. 

Step 9: You’ll find the conversation list. 

Step 10: You need to click on the Select All Conversations button from the top of the list to mark all the chats. 

Step 11: Then click on Next: Choose Export Options. 

Step 12: It will download your entire Instagram direct message history on the device. 

2. InstaMessage – Instagram Chat (APK)

The app called InstaMessage – Instagram Chat can also help you download the direct message history of your Instagram account. This app only works on Android and you can’t use it on iOS devices. 

⭐️ Features:

◘ This is a free app that lets you connect with your Instagram account and download its chat. 

◘ You can either download the whole chat history or one particular chat at a time. 

◘ This lets you download the chat media separately too. 

◘ You can export chats on other platforms using this app. 

◘ You can reload the deleted chats using this app too. 

🔗 Link:

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: Download and install the InstaMessage – Instagram Chat on your device. 

InstaMessage install

Step 2: Then you need to open the app. 

See all chat

Step 3: Click on Connect with Instagram


Step 4: Enter your Instagram login details to connect your Instagram account to it. 

Step 5: Then go to the message section of your Instagram account. 

Step 6: You’ll be able to see the chat list.

Step 7: Click on Select All. 

Step 8: Then click on Download

3. IGChatsExport (Extension)

The IGChatsExport is a Chrome extension that you can use for downloading the Instagram messages of your Instagram account. It can also be used for exporting Instagram chat history to CSV directly. 

You can download this extension from the Web Store. This extension lets you stop and resume the downloading process as you need. It’s the fastest way to download your Instagram chat history with a single click. It needs you to sign in with your Google account to use the extension. 

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: You need to click on the link below and add the extension to your Chrome browser by clicking on Add to Chrome. 

Add to Chrome

Step 2: Then click on Add extension

Click on Add Extention

Step 3: Next click on the extension button from the top panel of Chrome to pin it. 

Step 4: Then go to and then click login to your account. 

Step 5: Click on the IGChatsExport extension from the top panel. 

Step 6: Then click on SIGN IN. 

Click on sign in

Step 7: Next, sign in with your Google account. 

Step 8: Go to the Instagram messages section. 

Click on open inbox

Step 9: On the Instagram messages, you’ll find the Export button next to each chat. 

Click on export button

Step 10: Click on export next to the chat you want to download and it will be downloaded. 

Click on Download

4. Instander

On the original Instagram application, you can’t direct your Instagram chats directly. But if you use the mod application of Instagram, you’ll be able to get and use features that aren’t available on the original Instagram application. Instander is one such MOD app on Instagram that lets you download Instagram chat history for free. The interface of Instander is similar to the original Instagram application and the working of it is identical too. 

⭐️ Features:

◘ It allows you to download Instagram pictures. 

◘ You can use it for downloading Instagram reels. 

◘ It helps you export Instagram chats. 

◘ You can download your whole Instagram chat history. 

◘ You can convert the chats into PDF forms and export them. 

◘ It’s ad-free.

🔗 Link:

🔴 Steps To Use:

Step 1: You need to download the Instander app on your device. 


Step 2: Then you need to enter your Instagram login credentials. 

Click on clone

Step 3: Click on the Login button. 

Step 4: Next, go to the message section and then click on the Select All button. 

Step 5: Then click on Download chat

Step 6: The entire chat history would be downloaded on your device. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to Export Instagram Chat to Email?

You need to download the Instagram data of your account. Go to the Settings of your profile and then click on Privacy And Security. Click on Request Download under Download Data and then you need to enter the email address to which the file needs to be sent when it’s ready.

Within 48 hours, Instagram will send you a zip file containing your Instagram data. Unlock the zip file and you’ll be able to find the chats too.

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