This forthcoming addition to the platform will make it easier for an individual to track how much of their personal data is on Instagram.
The picture-sharing platform has never allowed users to download any media direct from its app or website. An Instagram spokesperson responded to Techcrunch after the latter published an article about the lack of data portability on the service. When this tool debuts, you'll theoretically be able to download all the photos, chats, and other information you've shared to Instagram, enabling you to port it to another social media entity. As Facebook is falling in line with GDPR norms, it is expected that this tool will bring photo-sharing Instagram under the same ambit.
Now download and export are the two main tools which you can do on the Instagram app. Not only that, but Instagram also restricts the users from downloading the photos by tapping and saving them. The publication also says that the Facebook CEO was concerned Instagram was going to miss out on a whole generation if it didn't shake up its product. The details are scarce at this point, but we hope the company shares more details on the scenario.
This law, which was adopted on April 27, 2016, also addresses the export of personal data outside the European Union, and will become enforceable from May 25, 2018. 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. Admittedly, the preview Instagram provides doesn't look all that high quality, but I guess that's the price you pay for using a free app to mimic a feature that normally requires extra hardware.
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