WhatsApp for iPhone has been updated with the 'Request Account Info' feature. The feature, which debuted on Android devices through a beta version last month, allows users to download the data that has been collected by WhatsApp, including their account information and settings - but not any personal messages. It debuts just ahead of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law that will be enforced from Friday, May 25. Facebook, the parent company of WhatsApp, also provides a similar feature to download the data the company has on its users.
The arrival of the 'Request Account Info' feature allows you to see what all the information WhatsApp has collected through your account. This includes your profile photos and group names. However, as the company reiterated last month, it uses end-to-end encryption that doesn't allow anyone to access your daily communications - not even WhatsApp.