Instagram to Allow Users to Download their Data

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Facebook Inc’s Instagram will soon allow its users to download a copy of all the content they have shared on the platform.

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

Unlike Facebook, Instagram does not provide an option to download the photos directly.

“We are building a new data portability tool,” an Instagram spokesman said via email. The tool will allow users to download data including their photos, videos and messages, said a spokesperson of Instagram.

However, the company hasn’t revealed when the tool will be available for Instagram users. Instagram has some 800 million users worldwide.

According to reports, the new tool will comply with the latest data privacy norms of all major countries. 

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