How to download all your old Instagram photos and videos


Instagram has a new tool for downloading old photos.
Photo: Instagram

Pulling your photos off of Instagram just got a lot easier.

Instagram revealed today that it is finally starting to roll out a new tool that lets any Instagram user retrieve all of the photos, videos, comments, likes and other data stored on Instagram’s servers.

Get your data by following these steps:

1. Go to Instagram’s Data Download tool page.
2. Enter your email address and password
3. Wait up to 48 hours for the package.

The rollout of the data download tool just started today. It’s currently available on the web for all users. Instagram confirmed to Techcrunch that access via iOS and Android is still rolling out.

Once the feature is available in the iOS apps you should be able to request your data from the Privacy and Security settings section in the app.

The tool puts Instagram in compliance of the European Union’s GDPR privacy law that goes into effect on May 25th. It also gives users a way to take their old photos to other photo sharing sites for the first time. Before today, Instagram users had to rely on sketchy third-party websites to download photos.


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