Photo-sharing app Instagram will soon add the data portability tool feature which will allow you to download your data shared on the Facebook-owned app.
Instagram, in a statement to TechCrunch confirmed the news stating, “We are building a new data portability tool. You’ll soon be able to download a copy of what you’ve shared on Instagram, including your photos, videos and messages. We’ll share more details very soon when we actually launch the tool. But at a high level it allows you to download and export what you have shared on Instagram.”
The new tool will come handy for Instagram and its parent Facebook to adhere to the forthcoming privacy law by European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which makes data portability mandatory.
For those who don’t know, Facebook introduced its data portability tool- the Download Your Information tool back in 2010.
However, there is still no word on how the data portability which includes download of photos, videos and messages on Instagram will work.
So, stay tuned to this space for further information.
To recall, Instagram recently added the new Focus feature to its Stories section which allows you to capture images and videos with the Bokeh effect applied, dismissing the need for a dual-camera setup.