Instagram will soon allow users to download their data

Instagram will soon allow users to download their data

Users can choose different background colors, emojis, and even selfies that have been augmented with one of Instagram's face filters - which are then displayed in pattern form. Instagram seems to think that rapid feature development is the best distraction. Now, it has come to your doorstep, allowing you to download any sort of content you have shared or posted on the platform.

Citing an insider source familiar with the discussions, Bloomberg is reporting that Instagram's founders refused to copy Snapchat's Stories feature until Mark Zuckerberg personally asked for the feature.

The Cupertino based tech giant Apple is also reportedly working on a new Apple ID tool that will allow the users to take a backup of their personal information. We hope to see this new Download feature of their profiles copies very soon. The Facebook-owned social network has been consistently updating Instagram Stories with new features ever since it launched back in August 2016, most recently by re-introducing GIF stickers.

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This feature is available today in the latest Instagram update for iPhone 6S and up, as well as select Android phones. You can not save the images you have uploaded or posted, nor is there any option to download images that you have liked. According to TechCrunch, data portability will give Instagram users the option to move to a rival image-sharing service.

Data privacy suddenly became the center of the entire buzz following the Cambridge Analytica revelations that involved collecting user data from Facebook with the consent of the users.

Another big question is whether the downloaded videos and photos will be in the full resolution they were uploaded or a compressed resolution that won't make them suitable for easily switching to an alternative service.