Before the age of social media, all we wanted was to meet new, interesting people, talk to them, hang out with friends and go to parties. But the teenagers who have social media exposure today seem to dislike socializing face-to-face. Moreover, the pandemic only cemented the concept of private living in their minds.
Don’t get us wrong; there’s absolutely nothing wrong with living your lives privately. But for contentment, there must always be balance. Earlier, there was exposure but not much privacy. Today, we have all the privacy in the world, but it appears we all want more of it, even though it isn’t necessary.
Large social media platforms quickly picked up on this quirk that’s primarily present in Gen Z and later millennials. Think about it; as a general rule of thumb, most people between the ages of 25 and 30 have public profiles on social media platforms. In contrast, almost all teenagers have private accounts except aspiring social media content creators/influencers.
Everyone knows that Gen Z will soon be the consumer generation in the world, which is why everything is being made with that generation in mind. Since privacy and security seem to be what they care about, social media platforms are rolling updates with new features that enhance and privatize the users’ experience.
Today, we’ll talk about one such feature on Instagram: follow requests.
How To See Rejected Follow Requests on Instagram
Now that you know all the facts, let’s get to it. Here’s how you can request Instagram for all your data.
Step 1: Launch the Instagram app on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: At the bottom right corner of the screen, locate the icon of Your profile and tap on it.
Step 3: At the top right corner of the screen on Your profile, locate a hamburger icon and tap on it. From the pop-up menu that appears, tap on the second option that says Your activity.
Step 4: Scroll down the Your activity page to find an option that says Download your information and tap on it.
Step 5: You’ll be asked to verify your email address on the next page. Be sure that the email address you’re putting in is accessible to you at that moment because that’s where you’ll receive your data.
Step 6: The next step is to verify it’s you by typing in your Instagram password.
That’s all you had to do! Although it says that your data will be provided within the next 14 days, it usually only takes about 3-5 minutes.