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Instagram’s data download feature is now live on web

Instagram's data download feature is live now. The development was first spotted by TechCrunch. However, the feature is currently available on the web, and according to TechCrunch report, it will be soon available for the app on Android as well as iOS platforms. How it works: On web, go to the Privacy and Security in settings, and then click on the option 'request data' under the Data Download subhead. You will be asked to provide an e-mail address where you would want the photo-sharing platform to mail your data. After that, you will need to authenticate yourself with your Instagram password. Upon asking, Instagram said that it will mail the data in 48 hours. The data will include your photos, videos, texts and other information you have shared on Instagram. The development comes ahead of European data privacy rules that go into effect 25 May. The European's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes requirements on how user data is collected, and how user data must be deleted at the user’s request. GDPR also mandates data portability which in theory should allow a user to port all their data to another platform if they wish to do so. This policy had come in in the wake of Instagram’s parent Facebook data scandal. Data download on other platforms WhatsApp too has updated its Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to comply with GDPR. In a blog post, WhatsApp announced that the Facebook-owned instant messaging app will allow users to download and see the limited data that it collects. This…

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