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Instagram set to allow users to download data

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Instagram looks set to allow users to download their data, as the photo app looks to comply with new EU rules and be more transparent in the wake of parent company Facebook’s ongoing travails.

In a statement, Instagram said: “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.”

Data portability is set to become EU law on 25th May, with social networks scrambling to ensure they’re in full compliance.

Being able to download all your data from Instagram means you won’t lose anything if you do decide to quit the platform.

Facebook has come in for sharp criticism over the data it holds on its users, following a breach which saw 87 million accounts exposed.

That issue continues to rumble, with a wider movement looking to curb the power of the world’s most popular social network.

Instagram has yet to say when its download tool will be available, or whether users will be able to access full resolution copies of their images and the comments left beneath them.



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