How To Download Instagram Data To Save Your Pictures & Stories Offline

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Instagram previously didn’t have the option of lettings its users download their Data. However as the GDPR was enacted back in 2018, Instagram slowly rolled out this feature first for Windows devices. Later on, this feature was also included in both iOS and Android. This means you can download a copy of your Instagram data from a Windows device as well as an iOS device and Android phone.

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Instagram launched a new data portability tool, named “Data Download” to comply with GDPR. Using this tool you can download a copy of all the pictures you have uploaded to your Instagram Account as well as all the comments and archived stories.

To download your Instagram data from a desktop computer:

  1. Go to your profile by clicking .
  2. Click and select Privacy & Security.
  3. Scroll down to Data Download and click Request Download.
  4. Enter the email address where you’d like to receive a link to your data and enter your Instagram account password.
  5. You’ll soon receive an email titled Your Instagram Data with a link to your data.
  6. Click Download Data and follow the instructions to finish downloading your information.

To download your Instagram data from an iOS or Android Device:

Previously you could not download a copy of your Instagram Data using your Smartphone, but now you can request for your personal data from within the Instagram App on both iOS and Android.

  1. Go to your profile by tapping .
  2. Tap and then tap Settings.
  3. Tap Privacy and Security > Download Data.
  4. Enter the email address where you’d like to receive a link to your data and tap Request Download.
  5. Enter your Instagram account password.
  6. You’ll soon receive an email titled Your Instagram Data with a link to your data.
  7. Click Download Data and follow the instructions to finish downloading your information.

Wrapping Up!

You will receive your Instagram data via mail. However, you can receive the mail anywhere between an hour to 2 days. So, don’t lose patience if you don’t receive the mail instantly. If you have any special reason to download your Instagram Data, make sure to plan ahead.

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Akash Kumar Biswas

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