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Instagram Now Lets You Download Your Photos, Videos, Messages & More
By Mikelle Leow, 25 Apr 2018
Image via Instagram Press
A couple of weeks ago, Instagram confirmed that it would roll out a tool to make it possible for users to download their own content without using a third-party program.
The announcement was in response to the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal that ensnared Facebook, Instagram’s parent company.
Now, the feature is ready, just in time for when Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which defends people’s right to be able to obtain their data in full, settles in.
According to TechCrunch, the new tool enables you to extract your profile data, photos, videos, archived Stories, captions, uploaded contacts, the handles of your followers and accounts you follow, direct messages, ‘Likes’, and more.
A spokesperson told the publication that, “the ‘Data Download’ tool is currently accessible to everyone on the web, but access via iOS and Android is still rolling out.”
You can obtain your Instagram data in a file by visiting here, although you might have to wait hours to days for the process to be completed.
[via TechCrunch, cover image via Instagram Press]
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