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Instagram’s upcoming ‘portability’ tool will allow users to download data shared in the past

After Facebook’s involvement in the controversial data privacy fiasco, Instagram announced that they are currently working on a “data portability tool” that will allow users to download data they have shared in the past.

In a report published by, a spokesperson from the Facebook-owned media app said that users will be able to download photos, videos, and messages once the tool has been launched.

He stated, speaking with TechCrunch: “You’ll soon be able to download a copy of what you’ve shared on Instagram, including your photos, videos and messages.”

The tool is part of the app’s compliance with the upcoming European data privacy ruling called “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR) that requires user data portability.

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