Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Tech | By Constance Martin

Instagram Will Soon Enable Users To Download A Copy Of Their Data

Instagram Will Soon Enable Users To Download A Copy Of Their Data

Instagram to introduce a new data portability feature.

This is being done so as to make your Instagram data portable, just like Facebook has done with its "Download Your Information" tool. An Instagram spokesperson responded to Techcrunch after the latter published an article about the lack of data portability on the service.

After taking a picture in "Focus", users are then encouraged to add creative tools like filters, stickers and text before sending them to friends, via Instagram Direct or as a new Story.

Separately on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered questions from USA lawmakers about data privacy in the wake of revelations last month that millions of Facebook users' personal data was wrongly harvested from the platform by Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy firm.

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Facebook-owned Instagram will soon allow users to download their data, in a bid to promote data privacy.

It is also unclear whether the images exported will be in the original full resolution or compressed. Let us know in the comment section below. However, more details will be shared soon when the exporting tool is officially launched to the general public. Facebook revealednbsp;that its flagship network shares "services, infrastructure and information" with its sister networks, including Instagram and WhatsApp. You can read about that tool from here. However, there is no any easy ways to get their photos and videos downloaded from the profiles. But the announcement of this data portability tool is a much-needed first step to unlocking Instagram's content vault.

Facebook-owned Instagram is reportedly testing a new feature dubbed as "Nametags" - a clone of Snapchat's "Snapcode" which will let users create a "custom scannable tag" by designing a pattern of emojis.

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