Instagram promises users a feature to download their data, following the privacy issues related to Facebook. This is in case you want to delete your account or maybe save a copy in your photo collection
Instagram will allow users to download their data locally, in case you want to delete your account or maybe save a copy in your photo collection. The download of their data from Instagram is a step forward in privacy, perhaps even following the Senate hearing in Zuckerberg, since Instagram is owned by Facebook.
Instagram download of your data
Adding a function of this type will allow users to leave the platform more easily and make it easier for users to import it into their local library or import it into another social media platform. Similarly, this could simply be a move by Instagram to comply with European GDPR rules, as long as the feature is released by May 25th.
Instagram download of your data today impossible
At present, it is impossible to save Instagram photos via the app. There is no possibility to touch and hold to save photos, and the only real way is to take screenshots of your feed and crop it.
At the moment unclear which parts of the app data will be saved, whether they are just photos and videos, or if messages, stories, followers, lists, etc. will be included
But a tool for save and simply download images and videos at full resolution uncompressed from your account it would be a valuable tool regardless of legal connotations.