Instagram to Allow Users to Download Their Data like Facebook

Focus: Instagram's New Camera Format In Stories

Focus: Instagram's New Camera Format In Stories

The ruling will mandate that all data social media platforms store about their users must be deleted upon user request and "portable". According to a report from TechCrunch, a spokesperson from Instagram has confirmed that the photo-sharing platform is developing a data portability tool, similar to the one Facebook offers.

So far, Instagram is quite a locked place for the users as nobody can download anything from the platform. It is also reported that the new tool will comply with all the regulations of European Union's Data Protection Regulation (EUDPR) authority. Instagram says those with an iPhone SE and above can use the feature and so can users of certain unlisted Android devices.

A number of data breaches may also be made public next month as companies race to beat the GDPR deadline.

It is also unclear whether the images exported will be in the original full resolution or compressed.

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As per the report, Instagram has said, "We'll share more details very soon when we actually launch the tool".

Instagram is like that friend that tells you they'll be at the party and then they sort of just rock up late in the night unnoticed, while everyone is already off having their fun. This includes whether users will be able to export their following and follower lists, Stories, captions, and other data, in addition to their pictures, videos, and messages. But the announcement of this data portability tool is a much-needed first step to unlocking Instagram's content vault. If you're the David Attenborough of nightclub videography, Instagram Focus will be a godsend; all the better for capturing ill-advised karaoke and drunk-eyes.

The problem with that, however, is there appears to be no app that will challenge Instagram.

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