WhatsApp Desktop Users May Soon Be Able to Request for Report on Account Information It Collected

WhatsApp Desktop beta version 2.2204.1 reportedly carries references about the Request Account Info option.

WhatsApp Desktop has reportedly added a feature to allow users to ask the Meta-owned messaging application to generate a report of their account information and settings. Called Request Account Info, the devoted choice has up to this point been accessible to portable clients on both Android and iOS. It allows users to submit a request to WhatsApp and export the report that contains their activity information, privacy settings, and information about the devices from where they are accessing the messaging app.

According by a report by WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp Desktop beta adaptation 2.2204.1 conveys references about the Request Account Info choice. The addition has, however, not yet been made available to beta testers.

By bringing the request account information feature, WhatsApp looks to allow desktop users to generate a report carrying their account information and settings.

Like what has now been found on its desktop version, WhatsApp added similar Request Account Info choice on Android and iOS users in 2018. It was introduced ahead of the passing of European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law and is aimed to let users see all the information WhatsApp has collected through their account.

Once requested, WhatsApp typically takes three days to make your report available for download and export. Users on mobile devices have the option to permanently delete the downloaded copy.

It is important to note that the report generated using the request account information feature does not allow users to access messages and conversations that they have made on WhatsApp, as highlighted in an FAQ page.