They are following in parent company Facebook's steps.
Instagram has been working on a data portability tool that will allow a user to download a copy of anything they've ever shared on the app, which functions quite similarly to Facebook's download your information tool.
This forthcoming addition to the platform will make it easier for an individual to track how much of their personal data is on Instagram. This move will enable Facebook, who owns the media sharing app, to comply with a soon-to-be-implemented European data privacy rule known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR.) This decree mandates that all data must be portable for any social media platform.
Mark Zuckerberg, who is currently on trial for the Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal, has admitted to House Energy and Commerce committee in Congress that his company will certainly abide by the GDPR's rules in Europe and America, where it has not yet been necessitated.
"We are building a new data portability tool. You’ll soon be able to download a copy of what you’ve shared on Instagram, including your photos, videos and messages," a representative for the company reveals.