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How to download your Instagram pictures, videos and other account details

Instagram has developed and introduced a new feature that lets you download all of your data from the picture-sharing site with a couple of clicks.

The tool started rolling out to users this week, a month ahead of the EU’s impending GDPR-compliance deadline.

You can currently only access it on the Instagram website − follow this link − but the feature will come to iOS and Android soon, TechCrunch reports.

“Get a Copy of What You’ve Shared on Instagram,” it says. “We’ll email you a link to a file with your photos, comments, profile information and more.

“We can only work on one request from your account at a time, and it may take up to 48 hours to collect this data and send it to you.” All you need to do is enter your password and hit the Request Download button.

As well as the information listed above, the download will reportedly also contain your videos, archived Stories, captions you’ve used, the usernames of your followers and people you follow, direct messages, likes and searches.

Instagram has come under fire recently for its approach to users’ data. It famously doesn’t allow you to tap and hold pictures to download them and, despite being owned by Facebook (which has offered its Download Your Information tool for years), it has only just introduced its own equivalent.

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