WHATSAPP adds a new feature to download your data to a computer.
With the new trick, you can see the information that WhatsApp stores about you.
You can always access it over the phone – and you should check it out today.
But a version that will let you check the desktop version of WhatsApp is also under development.
WABetaInfo detectives found out that the feature is being rolled out for WhatsApp beta testers.
That means it will likely appear on the public version of WhatsApp sometime this year.
“This feature was introduced a few years ago due to the new GDPR regulations,” said WABetaInfo.
“And it comes with a detailed report with some information like your activity information, privacy settings, device details and contacts.
“If you’re interested in learning more, you can try requesting a report today.”
WhatsApp already offers this feature on mobile devices.
What is in my WhatsApp report?
Your WhatsApp report contains your account information and settings.
It is important that WhatsApp does not reveal your messages.
It’s possible, and we’ll explain how below.
But it will contain a lot of information about your history on WhatsApp.
This includes your name and phone number, as well as the numbers of your contacts.
You can see all the WhatsApp groups you’ve ever joined, your device type, your connection IP addresses, profile pictures, if you’ve changed the About section of your profile, and more.
It also includes the exact time you edited your profile picture, the numbers you blocked, and your privacy settings.
And it explains whether you’ve accepted the 2016 Terms of Service that first allowed data sharing with Facebook.
There is a lot of technical information about how you used WhatsApp in history.
And it’s this kind of information that WhatsApp could pass on to the police if you ever get in trouble with the law.
How to request your WhatsApp report
To request your account information, load WhatsApp.
You must use the mobile app – it does not work on WhatsApp Desktop or WhatsApp Web.
Then go to Settings > Account > Request Account Information.
From there, tap Request Report, and soon you’ll see Request Sent.
It takes about three days for the report to be completed and published.
There should be a Done By date letting you know how long it might take.
Note that you cannot undo or change the request after requesting a report.
However, if you change your phone number or delete your account, the request becomes “invalid,” says WhatsApp.
This means you need to request another report.
When the report is finally available for download, you will receive a WhatsApp notification on your phone.
It says “Your account info report is now available.”
The Request Account Information screen in WhatsApp gives you a time limit on how long you have to download the report.
These reports will eventually be deleted from the WhatsApp servers, so don’t forget that.
Once the report is ready, tap Download report.
You can then export the report to another location, including copying it to your email.
It is then also possible to delete the report.
If you want to try the latest WhatsApp features first, read our guide below on how to join the beta.
How to get WhatsApp beta
To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.
Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.
Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.
Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.
Participating in the WhatsApp beta on iPhone is more difficult and has a limited capacity.
Follow Apple’s instructions here.
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