A new major update by WhatsApp is coming soon! Whatsapp recently introduced many new features in its latest updates. But the best among them, which actually could turn out to be the biggest since application launched. The world’s famous messaging service has introduced a major upgrade in its application “Request Account Info” feature.
The company also shared the details about how it will work. In the recent past, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp was internally developing new features. And this new feature is part of them.
On the other hand, the company claimed in this latest update we are not sharing account information with our parent company, Facebook at this time.
Now talking about the latest update, with the help of “Request Account Info” feature, a user can request to export a report of their WhatsApp account information and settings.
It will include information like your chats, pictures, videos, profile pictures and group names. According to WhatsApp, all users will be able to request to export all of their account information and settings in the coming weeks.
How to Request a report?
- Go to WhatsApp Settings > Account > Request account info.
- Tap Request report.
- The screen will update to Request sent.
It’s just like Facebook’s download tool and the new Instagram data download tool which we had previously used to export information. These tools take 48 hours to help users to export their data by offering a link. And within this time, all the data can be easily available for you to download.
Well, now in case of WhatsApp, the account reports will be available approximately 3 days after the date requested. It means you have to wait 72 hours before you could download all the chats, pictures, videos, DP’s etc.
A new FAQ support page details how the tool will work. Click here if you want to know more about this update
In addition, WhatsApp also shared plans in a blog post that it has done so to comply with the EU’s upcoming GDPR that will upshot next month.
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