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How to Restore Deleted Instagram Direct Messages

How can I recover deleted Instagram direct messages? I deleted them by mistake when I was editing an Instagram photo, trying to upload and share it with my friend on my iPhone. I appreciate for any solution.

Recover Instagram Messages

Many people know Instagram, a popular photo sharing application on iOS device. But few of us knows Instagram Direct.


Instagram Direct is for messages sending which also has an inbox just like Facebook and Messenger. Instagram doesn’t allow users to backup messages or data.

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So if you mistakenly delete your messages, you are not able to get them back through Instagram, unless you use an online Instagram message recovery to make it happen.

1. Recover Deleted Instagram Direct Messages with Online Instagram Message Recovery

This is a simply way to recover Instagram Direct messages, using Instagram Message Recovery developed by a former employee.

  1. Browse the Instagram Message Recovery site, and enter your Instagram username.
  2. After logging into your Instagram, click Recover Messages.
  3. Complete the Human verification and then you can recover the deleted messages back on Instagram.

If you want to learn more about Instagram, please read Instagram Guide for details.

2. How to Recover Deleted Instagram Photos with FoneLab

For iPhone users:

FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery is known as the best third party application for lost data recovery. It enables you to view and recover deleted Instagram photos, messages, contacts, pictures,, music, notes, reminders, calendars, call logs, etc from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch without any hassle.

Both Windows and Mac versions are available.

Now let’s see how to retrieve deleted Instagram messages following below simple guide.

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Step 1: Download and install the free trial version with above link accordingly.

Select Function

Step 2: When it is finished, it will launch automatically. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. The software will detect the device within a few seconds.

Step 3: After your iPhone is detected by the program, you will have three recovery modes to choose from, Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup File and Recover from iCloud Backup File. You can choose one of them according to you needs, if you have backed up iPhone data with iTunes or iCloud before, you can choose recover from backup files here.

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Step 4: After the scan process is finished. The scan result will list in the left sidebar grouped by file types. Click App Photos from the sidebar to preview Instagram messages on the right. Check those items you want and click Recover to save them onto your computer.

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You are also able to recover deleted Instagram photos. Besides, you don’t need to worry about leaking your personal information while using this software.

  1. Retrieve your lost files while keeping current ones intact.
  2. Recover deleted files from 19 different types of data created on these devices – iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 or iPod touch 4.
  3. Restore and export eight types of lost data from any other iOS device, including the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
  4. Preview backup files before restoring them.
  5. Restore data from iCloud backup or iTunes backup.
  6. Fully supports iOS 11 and iTunes 12.7.


iPhone Data Recovery helps you recover iPhone data easily, including recover notes on iPhone, recover deleted videos from iPhone, restore calendar on iPhone, etc.

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For Android users:

FoneLab Android Data Recovery is the program to recover deleted Android data on device or SD card, which is similar to iPhone Data Recovery. You can use it to recover instagram photos on Android if you want.

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This is the best program to recover deleted or lost files on Android. You can safely and quickly recover your text file and media content from your Android device and SD card.

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Step 1: Download and install the FoneLab Android data recovery software on your computer.

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Step 2: Enable USB debugging on your phone by following the onscreen instruction from the program. And then click OK on your computer.

USB Debugging

Step 3: Once it is connected, you will have different file types to choose. Tick Gallery, and then click Next.

select data to recover

Step 4: Tap Allow/Grant/Authorize when it asks you to. If the messages don’t pop up, click Retry on the interface to try again.

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Step 5: Preview and check the photos you want to get back, and then click the Recover button to save them to your computer.

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May 18, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Tag: Restore Message

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