Users can not drag, tap or long press on images to save them, while the photo-sharing app also doesn't allow downloads of images that have been posted.
In response to a TechCrunch report, a spokesperson said that a tool to allow users to download Instagram data is in the works. The tool will allow users to download data including their photos, videos and messages, he added. The tool is quite similar to "Download Your Information" tool that is now available on Facebook.
This new tool will facilitate Instagram users to monitor how much of their data is on the platform.
Facebook-owned Instagram will soon allow users to download their data, in a bid to promote data privacy. It's one of the key requirements services will have to comply with in Europe after the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law takes effect on May 25th, 2018.
It would also help famous figures and businesses in visually promoting their Instagram accounts by posting their Nametag on other platforms or printing it on posters to gather more followers.
Photo and video-sharing app Instagram has received a new update to its camera. Incidentally, compliance with the GDPR goes into effect on May 25, 2018.
The move might have resulted from criticism over data portability.
Instagram also rolled out Mentions stickers in iOS to make tagging friends in a Story easier, TechCrunch reported. It's also unclear whether photos and videos will export in the full fidelity that they're uploaded or displayed in, or whether they'll be compressed. It does not allow you to save images, or download the ones you have already posted.
Open the Instagram app and swipe to the left to open the camera. It will be interesting to see what the users think about this new development.
Instagram promises more details soon, but there's no real indication of quite when the portability tool will make an appearance.
The problem with that, however, is there appears to be no app that will challenge Instagram.