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The platform of photo sharing Instagram is currently developing a tool that enables users to download their account data, a tool the similarity of the water contained in parent company Facebook, which allows users to download their data available within the social network, so that will include the downloadable data images and videos that a user has shared on Instagram, in addition to the messages published and sent.
These can be considered management as a major change for the way the police work, so after that was difficult for the users to download their own content, where the provided network Facebook like this feature since 2010, after only 6 years on the launch of the network, while Instagram old now 8 years almost and it has more than 800 million users still lack such a feature.
According to the statements of the police spokesman to TechCrunch, Instagram is working at present on developing a tool for data transfer, which in turn will enable users to download a copy of their consultations on the product, it seems according to statements by police spokesman that the tool is limited to Big Data, including photos, videos, and messages, leaving behind other things like lists of followers and stories and other things that seem less important, but the company has yet to confirm if these conclusions are true or not.
Also, the remarks did not clarify whether the videos and photos that will be downloaded will be Full HD or uploaded accurately compressed to make them suitable for easy transport to another service, so that they may finish the need to have third-party apps to do the job such as InstaPort, and in all cases the presence of such a tool is a win for users who can use the tool as a backup tool and a way to simplify access to their data published.
It should be noted that the availability of such a tool makes it easy for users to leave Instagram and move on to the social network, in the case of the company managed to launch the tool before the date of 25 May 2018, it helps them to comply with the regulation the General Data Protection GDPR, which is the list that the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union and the European Commission under its strengthen and standardize the data protection of all individuals within the European Union.
Instagram development tool that allows users to download their data