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Instagram new feature allows you to download your complete data just like Facebook

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 April 2018, 13:48 IST

Like Facebook, Instagram will also give a feature to export the data, which allows its users to download the content they have uploaded on social media platform. In a recent row of the Facebook data breach, the parent company of Instagram, ‘Facebook Inc’ is now committing to give more control to its use on their data. While Facebook is already providing this feature from 2010, which helps people to download their Photo, Video, Messages and also they can keep an activity log. Now, “Instagram will develop a new data portability tool, that will allow its user to download a copy of their content,” an Instagram spokesperson said in his statement.

Another reason behind this move of Instagram is new law passed by the European Union to regulate the data security. According to one of the clause, Now any technology company operating in the European region will allow data portability feature to its users on their platform. To be in accordance with the new law, Instagram should develop this new feature before 25 May.

Spokesperson of Instagram said "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".

Facebook has a tool with the name ‘ Download your information’, which allows its user to download the copy of complete data they have uploaded on the social media platform or switch to another platform with all their data. Facebook is developing new tools to make its user's data more secure in the light of recent Facebook data breach scandal. The company is facing global criticism on the uncertainty of data security meanwhile Facebook has 800 million users on their platform and their personal data.

First published: 12 April 2018, 13:48 IST