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Instagram launches promised tool for downloading a copy of your account data

2018 April 24
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As rumored a week ago, Instagram today launched a handy data download tool.

Available on the web via, this feature finally brings similar data download capabilities to Instagram users that their Facebook counterparts have been enjoying for years.

While the data download tool is currently available to everyone on the web, access via Android and iOS is still rolling out, an Instagram spokesperson Got TechCrunch on Tuesday.

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If you have ever used Instagram parent Facebook’s account download tool, you should feel right at home. After submitting your data download request to Instagram via the web, you’ll need to wait up to 48 hours for the system to fulfill your request by creating a downloadable archive of your Instagram data.

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When your archive is ready, you’ll receive a download link via email.

Unpack this archive to your computer and you can browse your shared photos and videos, exchanged messages, check out your profile information, read comments on your posts, see your Stories and more.

This feature complies with the European Union’s upcoming GDPR privacy law.

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