Instagram launches data download tool

Aside from sending email notifications to Instagrammers of its updated terms and data policy this week, Instagram has quietly launched a new data download tool that will allow IGers to archive photos and videos and other content. This is obviously in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, that’s set to get enforced this May 25, 2018.

With this tool, you can download your Instagram photos, videos, archived Stories, profile details, including comments and messages, except temporary content or disappearing messages and photos. Instagram will email you a link to a file with your content but will only work on one request from your account at a time, and it may take up to 48 hours, even longer depending on how much you’ve posted to Instagram, to collect your data and send it to you.

While this feature is only currently available through the Instagram website, as that would be the more practical export option which is via PC or Mac, this welcome functionality will hopefully be available to iOS and Android platforms soon, so you can archive your Instagram data from a mobile device.

Featured image courtesy of Instagram

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