Instagram Direct Message Recovery - Retrieve Deleted Instagram Messages Online/Offline

Many people know Instagram, one popular photo sharing app on iPhone. But for Instagram Direct, maybe we don't be familiar with it. Actually, Instagram is for photos sharing while Instagram Direct is for messages sending. On Instagram Direct, you can send crazy and private messages, and then you delete them impetuously. And now, you regret. So you will ask: "How can I recover deleted Instagram Messages?" "How to see deleted direct messages on Instagram?"

Here is the answer. We will show you 2 ways to recover deleted Instagram Direct Message. One is recovering deleted Instagram Direct messages and check the messages with professional data recovery, the other is using one Instagram Message Recovery developed by former Instagram employee to retrieve Instagram messages.

Recover Deleted Instagram Messages

Part 1. Recover Deleted Instagram DM from your iPhone or Android

For viewing and recovering deleted Instagram direct messages, it is better to use one data recovery program compared with using iTunes/iCloud. The reason is that restoring Instagram Direct messages from iTunes or iCloud backup needs many conditions, like you have backed up iPhone before, you have perfect network connection, etc.

So you need to find the best data recovery software. Here, the messages recovery software - FoneLab, is the best choice to help you view and recover deleted data (messages, contacts, notes, calendars, photos, music, movies, etc.) from iPhone (iPhone 15/14/13/SE 3/12/11/XS/XR/X/8/7). It also has Android version – FoneLab for Android. Next, let's see how to recover deleted Instagram messages step by step.

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Step 1:
Open FoneLab and scan iPhone

After downloading this Instagram messages recovery software, install and run it on your PC/Mac. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable, and this program will automatically recognize your iPhone. Click Start Scan to scan the detailed files your iPhone.

Getting Started
Step 2:
View deleted Instagram Direct Message

After scanning, all iPhone data will be displayed in the interface. Find Instagram and related items to check all the Instagram messages. The red marked messages are those deleted Instagram Direct messages on iPhone, and the black are the still existing iPhone messages.

iPhone SMS view
Step 3:
Recover deleted Instagram messages

After checking these messages, select the messages you want to recover, click Recover to restore the deleted Instagram messages from iPhone to computer in HTML or CSV file alternatively.

iPhone Messages recovery

FoneLab - Instagram Message Recovery, provides you three recovery modes to check and retrieve deleted messages on Instagram, "Recover from iOS Device", "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and "Recover from iCloud Backup File". If you have a suitable iCloud backup, then you could use this app to view and recover these messages from iCloud. If you made iTunes backup, then you will be allowed to check and restore from iTunes backup.

For Android:

The Android version has similar steps with Fonelab. So here we will simplify the Android steps.

Step 1:
Download and install Fonelab for Android on your computer.
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Step 2:
Connect your Android phone with your computer. Enable USB debugging mode on your phone.
enable usb debugging
Step 3:
Scan your phone, and find the messages you want to recover.
choose messages
Step 4:
Check the messages and click Recover.

The data will be recovered soon and saved on your computer.

Please note that any data recovery software has possibility. No one can ensure 100% recovery success rate. At least you can have a try for free.

Part 2. Recover Deleted Instagram DM Online

Many people who use Instagram Direct knows that as long as they delete messages from inbox, they will lose their messages forever. So many people ask for the help of Instagram. The Instagram Message Recovery (, it is said that developed by a former Instagram employee, allows you to recover Instagram messages online.

Instagram Message Recovery
Step 1:
Go to Instagram Message Recovery online Site.

First, you need to enter the Instagram Message Recovery site, and enter your Instagram usename or Profile URL.

Step 2:
Click Recover Messages.

After loging in your Instagram, click Recover Messages to begin to get back deleted Instagram messages.

Step 3:
Finish Human Verification.

The last step is proving that you are a human and not an automated bot. Ok... It is a little weird. But as long as you can finish Human Verification, you can recover deleted messages on Instagram.

Part 3. Part 3. FAQs of Deleted Instagram DM

Will Instagram direct messages be permanently deleted?

Direct messages you choose to delete will be immediately removed from your account and moved to Recently Deleted. Content in Recently Deleted will be automatically deleted after 30 days or up to 24 hours for stories, not in your Story Archive. But if you want to recover deleted Instagram direct messages, let the recovery tool help you.

What happens when you delete a direct message on Instagram?

After deleting a conversation, it will no longer show up in your inbox. Keep in mind that this will only delete your conversation, and it will still appear to others in the conversation.

Can Instagram direct messages be traced?

Messages and calls in end-to-end encrypted chats are protected from when they leave your device until they reach the recipient's device. This means no one, including Meta, can see or hear what is sent or said during this delivery.


Compared with the first method, this method seems simpler, actually, it is going to be more difficult when you are proceeding Human Verification. So why not choose the first way to recover Instagram Direct Message? If you have better ideas about recovering deleted/lost Instagram messages, you can tell us. Anyway, good luck to you.

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