Instagram Hacks

Natalie Myers

Natalie Myers



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Date Publish: Nov 10, 2023


Last Modified: May 25, 2024

Can You Get Back Deleted Instagram Messages? 2024 Guide

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Just like Facebook Messenger, Instagram also has a private messaging function. This feature allows you to share or receive messages, images, videos, locations, and stories as well. 

If you are an avid Instagram user who uses Instagram Direct to send or receive messages directly, you must know about its functions. Sometimes you may have deleted important Instagram conversations by mistake and now you want them back. 

Stop worrying guys because we have a solution to your problem. Here, you will get answers to all your queries. You need to continue reading.

Different Ways to Get Back Your Deleted Instagram Messages:

#Method 1: Recovering your Instagram messages from the person whom you have sent

Whenever you delete your Direct Instagram messages on your Instagram, you only have deleted the conversations or texts from your side and the receiver still possess all the chat sent by you. Here, what you can do to recover your messages is to ask that person to share those chats with you. But this is only possible if the receiver has not deleted those messages. Otherwise, you have to use other options.

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#Method 2: Recovering your Direct messages with the connected Facebook account 

If your messages are also removed by the person you have sent, this method is here to help you out. If you have connected your Instagram account with the Facebook account, you have the option to go to your Facebook’s inbox to search and handle your Direct Instagram messages easily.

Here is how to do it:

  1. Visit your Facebook webpage with any browser and sign in with your personal Facebook account, which is linked with your Instagram account. And see your Facebook inbox.
  2. Now, tap on the Instagram direct icon given on the left menu bar. You will easily see your Instagram messages here.

#Method 3: Recovering your Instagram messages through Instagram data

Now here, if you have not connected your Instagram account with your Facebook account, then there is yet another option for you to recover your direct Instagram messages with the help of Instagram data. Although your Instagram messages might not be available on your mobile or any other device because you deleted them but they can still be recovered from the server of Instagram. And you have all the rights to download the data shared by you including your images, videos, comments, or direct messages.

The steps for this are given below:

  1. On your computer’s browser, visit the Instagram web page.
  2. Now, log in with your Instagram username and password and go to your profile by tapping on the account settings icon, which is given at the top right corner.
  3. Tap on the gear icon and from the menu, choose ‘privacy and security.
  4. Go to the bottom to find an option of ‘download data’ and then click on ‘request download’.
  5. Here you have to verify your identity, click on login again, and enter your username and password.
  6. Now, give your email address to get a link to a file of your images, videos, messages, comments, and more data on Instagram and tap on ‘next’.
  7. Now give your Instagram password yet again and click on ‘request download’. After this, you will be given an email by Instagram with the subject ‘your Instagram data’.
  8. After that, open this email and click on ‘download data’, and a file containing all your data of videos, comments, images, and direct messages will be downloaded on your computer.
  9. Open this file, and you will get all your messages.

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#Method 4: Recover your Instagram messages online

This process helps you to use the Instagram messages recovery website online, which was developed by some Instagram employees previously. This method allows you to get your Instagram direct messages online by logging into your Instagram account with a username and password. Let’s learn the steps for this method:

  1. Visit the Instagram recovery message online site and enter your username and password.
  2. After logging into the account, click on ‘recovery messages’ to start the recovery process.
  3. Now, prepare your human verification to prove that you are a human being and after that, you can recover your deleted direct Instagram messages.

#Method 5: How to recover Instagram messages on Android?

If there is a situation in which all the above-given ideas do not work and your messages are not recovered, then don’t worry, we still have another option. One of the best and most used third-party software, Android Data Recovery works perfectly to get back your lost data.

This recovery tool will bring back all your deleted data. This is the best tool to recover your WhatsApp chats, calls, direct messages, photos, videos, text messages, and audio files. You can easily use this tool without any knowledge of technology.

Steps for this method are as follows:

  1. Download Android Data Recovery and select the ‘data recovery’ option.
  2. Now connect Android to PC by USB cable.
  3. After connecting, types of data will be shown with two options- ‘scan for deleted files and ‘scan for all files.
  4. Click on scan for all files. It will take some time, but all your data will be recovered sooner than later.
  5. After the scan is finished, you will be able to see the data one by one. After checking the items, you need, click on ‘recover’ to save them on your PC.

Now, after using all the above-given ideas, I can assume that you will not face any problem while recovering your deleted direct Instagram messages. You can use any of the above given on your iPhone or Android devices. 

There are times when you accidentally or unintentionally delete messages and all your data is wiped away. Instead of wondering how to get them back, you finally have a solution. You are free to use these ideas. They will get your data back at any cost without consuming much time.

Natalie Myers
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Natalie Myers

Natalie has the strongest control on words. She is the content manager at GPC.FM with an avid experience in content marketing. Her biggest strength is her ability to express through persuasive words. She has been working in the content industry for a decade and now works with GPC.FM to strategize and plan content marketing. From curating social content calendars to strategizing content for social media platforms, she ideates a bespoke content roadmap at GPC.FM.