WhatsApp for iPhone has introduced an important new feature called ‘Request Account Info’. It will allow users to request their Account information from the WhatsApp and see the data that has been shared by users and saved by the company. That includes their account information and settings, but not personal messages.
WhatsApp has announced this feature earlier in light of European Union’s General Data Protection Regime (GDPR), which will be enforced from Friday, May 25. GDPR gives now more control to the user and calls for greater data privacy of consumers.
WhatsApp for iPhone Now Let’s You to Download All the Data
Now WhatsApp version 2.18.60 is available for iPhone, that will bring the ‘Request Account Info’ feature and will let the users to download their data. The update is available on the App store. This update is first spotted by WABeta Info. It said that the users can go to settings and see the option for ‘Request Account Info’ in the Account option.
For ‘Request Account Info’, user need to download the WhatsApp for iPhone version 2.18.60 from the App Store. When the download completed, now users can go to Settings > Account > Request Account Info. After this they will be taken to the Request Account Info screen from where users can tap the Request Report option.
WhatsApp team will generate the report in almost three days and it will be available for download for a few weeks. Users will get notification when the report is available for their account.