Instagram will soon allow you to download your profile (Photos, Videos and Messages)

Over the years, Instagram, the now Facebook-owned social media platform, has amassed almost a Billion users. Later this year, the platform is expected to introduce a feature that would allow its users to download their profiles, much like the “Download Your Information” feature that Facebook introduced in 2010. This would allow users to have a backup of their photos, videos, messages and other information saved offline.

This could prove particularly useful for people who would like to ditch the platform but not lose their information. It is also a sure way to not lose your data in the unlikely event that something was to happen to Instagram.

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On when exactly we will see the rollout of this feature, a representative from the Social media platform had this to say.

We’ll share more details very soon when we actually launch the tool. But at a high level, it allows you to download and export what you have shared on Instagram.

Also unclear is whether the Download feature will allow for download of comments, likes or similar interactions supported on the platform.