Instagram Will Soon Let You Download Your Own Data

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Instagram will soon introduce a new data portability feature, which will let users download a copy of the photos and messages they’ve shared on the app. A spokesperson confirmed the forthcoming feature to TechCrunch on Wednesday: “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.”

It’s not clear when the new tool is coming, but TechCrunch notes that the forthcoming GDPR privacy laws in Europe require companies permit users to download copies of their own data. To comply, the feature would have to launch before May 25th.

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