Instagram’s Upcoming Feature Will Allow You To Download Your Photos, Videos And Even Messages


Instagram probably features one of the biggest photo libraries in the industry. The company will soon allow you to download a complete archive of your photos, videos and even messages on your Instagram account. So let's dive in to see some more details on the matter.

Instagram To Soon launch A Data Portability Tool, Allowing You to Download Your Photos, Videos, And Messages

The move might have resulted from criticism over data portability. Now, it has come to your doorstep, allowing you to download any sort of content you have shared or posted on the platform.

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“We are building a new data portability tool,” a spokesperson acknowledged in an interview with TechCrunch. “You’ll soon be able to download a copy of what you’ve shared on Instagram, including your photos, videos, and messages.”

However, one aspect which is not mentioned in our list of likes, comments, followers, stories or captions. In addition to this, we're not sure about the quality of the downloaded content. Whether the images will be compressed in a lower resolution or the same as they were first published.

Altogether the company only emphasized that “At a high level, the tool allows you to download and export what you have shared on Instagram”. However, more details will be shared soon when the exporting tool is officially launched to the general public.

Apart from the security benefits, the exporting tool will also allow individuals, who were opting out of the photo-sharing platform, to download all of their data. So you will be able to delete your Instagram account without deleting your data which includes photos, videos, and messages. The details are scarce at this point, but we hope the company shares more details on the scenario.

there will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. This is is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Instagram's upcoming data portability tool? Do you think it is necessary? Let us know in the comments section below.