Deleted message retrieval


I recently deleted a chat by accident with someone who I want to have history of our chats together. I have done the data download and their name is not showing on the message inbox. I waited a few more days and have had other correspondence with them and did another data download, thinking it may pull all the old messages too, but all I got was the new messages onward.

How and where can i get the deleted thread of messages? It was my belief that they were stored on the instagram server but when I did the data download, nothing was there for that other user.

Please help.

I have reported this to insta but apparently they don't really respond to anyone.


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