You will soon be able to download your photos and videos directly from Instagram

One of the great frustrations about Instagram is the inability to download the photos and videos (or any other information) you’ve uploaded to the social media app. Unlike Facebook with its Download Your Information tool, Instagram doesn’t have that option unless you are willing to use a third-party app, although this could be about to change.

According to TechCrunch, an Instagram spokesperson had this to say on the matter:

“We are building a new data portability tool. You’ll soon be able to download a copy of what you’ve shared on Instagram, including your photos, videos and messages.”

This is good news for everyone if it comes to fruition whether you are concerned about privacy or want to download a copy of the photos and videos you’ve uploaded. It remains to be confirmed whether you’ll also be able to download follower lists and if the exported pics and videos will be in their original, uncompressed resolution. It’s unknown exactly when the “Data Portability Tool” will be made available, but at least we know that Instagram is working on a solution.

Are you excited by the prospect of being able to download your photos, videos, and messages from Instagram? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: TechCrunch

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).