Instagram is taking a leaf from parent company Facebook’s *ahem* book, and allowing users to download a copy of their own data, including photos and messages.
“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.” an Instagram spokesperson said in a statement earlier today.
It’s not quite clear when this new feature is coming in, but as Zuckerberg’s company comes under fire for its own data practices, it’s worth noting that the EU has a set of privacy directives later this year that requires companies to guarantee portability of data.
Instagram’s stance might merely be its acquiescence to that law. For consumers, that’s fine too.