3 Free Ways to Recover Deleted Instagram Direct Messages

Instagram Direct is a great way to send messages, photos, videos, locations or posts you see in Feed to your friends just like Facebook Messenger. But it has one major disadvantage: you can’t backup messages and data on Instagram Direct. Therefore, if you accidentally delete your Instagram Direct messages, it may be very difficult to get them back.

If this is the situation you find yourself in, this article will prove very useful to you. In it, we are going to discuss the top 3 free ways you can try to recover deleted Instagram Direct messages. Also, you will discover how to recover deleted Instagram photos & videos, WhatsApp messages and more App data on your iPhone or iPad.

Way 1: Recover Deleted Instagram Messages - Facebook Account

You should be aware that you can login to your Instagram with your Facebook account. This essentially means that you can connect your Facebook and Instagram account, giving you a solution to recover deleted Instagram messages. If you have ever used your Facebook account to log in to Instagram, your accounts may already be connected and your Instagram messages may be on Facebook.

Follow these simple steps to get them back if this is the case:

Step 1: Head to Facebook official site and login to your own Facebook account, then go to your Inbox and check it.
Step 2: Now click on “Instagram Direct” on the left pane where you can see your Instagram conversations.

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Way 2: Recover Deleted Instagram Messages - Data Download

If the solution above doesn’t apply to you, you may be able to use the Instagram Data Download feature to get your messages back. The Data Download feature enables users to download the data on their accounts including photos, profile information, comments and more. It is however important to note that you can only request a data download once and the process may take up to 48 hours.

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Navigate to Instagram.com, login to your account with your username and password
Step 2: Click on your profile icon in the upper left corner and then click the gear icon. Then select the “Privacy and Security” on the pop-up window

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Step 3: Scroll down to locate “Data Download” and click on it. Then click on “Request Download” button.
Step 4: Click on “Log In Again” and enter your Instagram account information to login to it again, then click “Download Data”.
Step 5: Enter the email address you want to get the link sent to and click “Next”. You will get a link with your downloaded data which may include your messages.

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Way 3: Recover Deleted Instagram Messages - Online Tool

Another solution to recover deleted Instagram Direct messages is using an online Instagram Recovery tool, which is developed by a previous Instagram employee. There are some bugs in this free online service and many people complained that they can’t pass the human verification process. Anyhow, you can give it a try if the above two solutions don’t work for you. Here’s how to do that:

  • Step 1: Go to Instagram Message Recovery site and sign in using your Instagram Username or Profile URL.
  • Step 2: Once logged in, click on “Recover Messages”, the online service will begin scanning data from your Instagram account.
  • Step 3: Verify that you are human and you will be able to recover deleted Instagram messages in a ZIP format file.

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Bonus: Recover Deleted Instagram Photos on iPhone/iPad

The above three methods may help you recover deleted Instagram messages. If you want to recover deleted Instagram photos or videos on your iPhone, you should rely on third-party iOS data recovery tool. One of the best tools for this purpose is FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. This professional software will help you easily recover deleted Instagram photos, WhatsApp messages and more App data from iPhone/iPad without any hassle.

Following are some of the program’s most useful features:

  • It can recover all types of data on your iPhone including photos, videos, music, messages, contacts, call history, notes and App data like Instagram photos, WhatsApp/Messenger/Viber/Kik messages, etc.
  • It can be used to recover deleted Instagram photos regardless of how you lost the data in the first place, such as accidental deletion, iOS upgrade, jailbreak, system crash, device damaged or stolen, etc.
  • It can not only recover lost data from iPhone/iPad directly, but also extract and retrieve data from iTunes or iCloud backup files.
  • It enables you to preview data in details before recovery and selectively recover the data you need only.
  • It supports all iOS devices including the newest iPhone 12, 11/11 Pro as well as all versions of iOS including iOS 14.

   

Follow these simple steps to recover deleted Instagram photos:

Step 1: Download and install FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery software on to your computer and then connect the iPhone to the computer via USB cable. Launch the program to proceed.

Step 2: The program will recognize the device and you should choose the mode of “Recover from iOS Device”. All the different types of data that you can recover will be displayed, choose the one you need and click on “Start Scan”.

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Step 3: The program will begin scanning your device for the deleted Instagram photos. Keep the device connected through the scanning process. If you should see the data you are looking for during the scan, click on “Pause” to stop the process.

Step 4: Once the scan is complete, you should see all data displayed in categories. You can preview the found data then select the files you would like to recover on the left. Click “Recover to Computer” or “Recover to Device” to recover the data.

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By Joan J. Mims

Posted on Nov 11, 2019, 21:05:50

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.