Instagram to let its users be able to download their data.
Instagram to let its users be able to download their data. (Photo Courtesy)

Facebook’s photo and video sharing platform; Instagram will soon allow its users to download a copy of all the content they have uploaded on the platform, a spokesman said on Wednesday, Thomson Reuters reports.

The disclosure comes amid global concerns about the privacy of users’ information on social media platforms and the amount of user data that companies keep.

“We are building a new data portability tool,” an Instagram spokesman said via email. The tool will allow users to download data including their photos, videos and messages, he added.

If the tool is launched before May 25th, it will help Instagram comply with upcoming European privacy laws that require data portability, technology news website TechCrunch, which first reported the news on Wednesday, said.

Instagram didn’t comment/mention when it expects to launch the tool.