WhatsApp for iPhone Now Lets You Download All the Data It Has on You


Whatsapp For iPhone App Update : A new update is up for Whatsapp for iPhone and it is called ‘Request Account Info’ Feature. This feature is already available for Android since last month in beta version which allows users to download all the data which was collected by WhatsApp including the settings and account information, The twist is that you cannot download the personal messages. This feature can just ahead of European General Data Protection Regulation which will be enforced from 25th May 2018. Facebook the parent company of Whatsapp also gives the same feature to download the data the company has on its users.

The new feature ‘Request Account Info’ will alow you to see what information Whatsapp has collected till now through your account. This will include Group names and profile pictures. Whatsapp uses end-to-end encryption which does not allow anyone to access your daily communications. Even the company Whatsapp cannot download your personal information.

You need to first download or upgrade to Whatsapp for iPhone version 2.18.60 from the App store to request the data that whatsapp has collected till now. Once you have updated to the latest version, Just go to settings –> Account –> Request Account Info. You will see Request Account Info screen from where you can click on request report option and get all the details easily.

Whatsapp request account Info update

Whatsapp team will take around 3 days to generate the report after you have requested for the data. Once the data is generated, you can download it. Note : The report will be available on your phone for few weeks. You will get a notification from facebook once the report is generated. In certain case, if you delete your Whatsapp account, re-register your account or change number or device then your request for data will be cancelled.

Also a new data centric feature has been added to Whatsapp for iPhone app which has ability to inform you if it’s not possible to add business to group. This was reported by WABetaInfo. There is also a report which states several improvements for the Payments feature that is yet to go beyond India. Also a new update is seen in Whatsapp which shows short description in private chats if the contact you are talking to has changed to a new number. This will surely help to merge old and new both chats together.

Also in the update, some other bug fixes issues where seen.

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