Instagram Rolls Download Tool for Downloading Your Photos and Posts


Go to the Privacy and Security section and then under the Data Download section, you'll see a Request Download link.

Instagram has now begun rolling out a 'data download' feature, allowing users to take their content to another platform should they desire to switch. It gives people the opportunity to download "photos, comments, profile information and more" which is ideal for anyone looking to either backup their data, or who is thinking about moving to a rival service.

Earlier this month, Instagram did announce that they are building a new data portability tool, especially to comply with upcoming European GDPR privacy law that requires data portability.

Instagram recently also announced a slew of new features which included a "focus" mode in stories, which allows users to add a portrait mode like feature on phone which don't support one. Thankfully, it will not include you private messages. When the report is available, you'll receive the following notification on your phone: Your account info report is ready to download.

The screen will update to Request sent. If you have received this new update follow the steps below.

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Meanwhile, WhatsApp notes that in the "coming weeks" all users will be able to request to export all of their account information and settings.

When can you request your WhatsApp data report?

The request will take approximately 3 days.

Tap on it to download the zip file that contains an HTML file and a JSON file carrying your data. You must use an external app in your share tray to export the report.

The company clarified that deleting this report will not delete your data. Enter your email and the password for your Instagram account and you're done.