Instagram will now allow users to download all their data

Instagram will now allow users to download all their data

The announcement comes amid global concerns about the privacy of users' information on social media platforms and the amount of user data that companies keep.

It is unclear whether the company will also include details of a user's advertising profiling in its data download. "When you're done, you can add creative tools like filters, stickers and text to your photo or video before sending to your friends on Instagram Direct or adding to your story".

So far, Instagram is quite a locked place for the users as nobody can download anything from the platform.

According to the spokesperson, "We are building a new data portability tool". Instagram's plans for the new tool were first reported by TechCrunch. Among other things, the GDPR will require that users have the option to access to a full archive of data they have shared with a provider.

For starters, a new "Focus" camera format will help users take more captivating self-portraits by blurring everything in the background. As Facebook is falling in line with GDPR norms, it is expected that this tool will bring photo-sharing Instagram under the same ambit.

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It's easy to assume that services such as Instagram would be around forever.

Instagram just unveiled yet another way for us to up our selfie game with a new feature called Focus. You can not save the images you have uploaded or posted, nor is there any option to download images that you have liked. Also, it is not yet known if Instagram will grant the users with a list of their followers or following people or will simply provide the users with their pictures and videos.

The move might have resulted from criticism over data portability.

The problem with that, however, is there appears to be no app that will challenge Instagram. Do you think it is necessary? While Instagram saves a copy of the media content to a users' device at the time of upload, there's no separate button that lets users re-download the content at a later time.

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