WhatsApp rolling out ability to Request Account Info for desktop users

According to a new report, WhatsApp has started rolling out the ability for users to Request Account Info right within the desktop client of the platform. The feature has been available on WhatsApp for iOS and Android since 2021 but is now making its way to desktop. Similar features are also available on other Meta-owned platforms like Facebook and Instagram.


WhatsApp users will soon be able to Request Account Info on desktop

As reported by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has gained the ability for users to request their account info right within the web/desktop client. The functionality has been under development for quite some time now and is finally available in the latest beta update of the platform.

While accessing the feature, the message that shows up says, “Create a report of your WhatsApp account information and settings, which you can access or port to another app. This report does not include your messages.” In addition, the platform warns users that “your request will be canceled if you make changes to your account such as changing your number or deleting your account.”

WhatsApp Request Account Info

To check if the feature is available for your WhatsApp account, go to WhatsApp settings on your desktop client. A new option called “Request Account Info” should be available. If the option is visible, you can start questing your account information straight from WhatsApp’s desktop client.

The report notes that “this feature has been introduced because of the new GDPR regulations some years ago, and it includes a detailed report of some information such as your activity info, privacy settings, device details and contains.” If you would like to gain access to the information mentioned above, you can try requesting a report.

Since the feature has only started rolling out, it might not be available to all beta testers yet. However, it should become available to more users in the coming days. As of right now, we do not know when the functionality will become available to all users.

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