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How to download everything Instagram knows about you | Social networks

Instagram released, this Tuesday (24), a tool that allows users to download all data linked to their profile. Developed after the Facebook data leak to Cambridge Analytica, the feature makes it possible to back up all account information in a single file. After the request, the forecast of waiting for 48 hours for the download link to be sent to the email registered on the social network.

Instagram informed the TechCrunch website that the file contains account data such as photos and videos posted (with captions), profile information, search history, comments, likes, settings, list of followers and accounts that the user follows, direct messages and photos and videos shared in the chat. It is worth mentioning that the document contains only the media sent via direct in the "keep in chat" mode. In addition, the archive only contains stories published and archived from December 2017.

The feature is a practical solution for people who want to have everything shared on the social network on their PC. The feature is only available through the Instagram Web settings. However, the function will soon arrive on the iPhone (iOS) and Android phones. To learn how to download all your photos and videos from Instagram and discover everything the photo network knows about you, follow the tutorial below.

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Step 1. Access your profile on Instagram Web and click on the gear icon, next to the profile option, to view the social network options;

When viewing options for an Instagram Web profile Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen viewing options for an Instagram Web profile Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When viewing options for an Instagram Web profile Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Access the option "Privacy and security", just below "notifications";

Option for privacy and security of an Instagram account on the web Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaOption for privacy and security of an Instagram account on the web Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Option for privacy and security of an Instagram account on the web Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 3. On the page that opens, go to the "Download data" section. There, there is the option "Request download";

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When accessing the tool to download Instagram data on the web Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 4. The following screen displays information about the file that will be generated and when it will be available for download. Note that your email registered on Instagram appears as the recipient of the download link. At that moment, press the blue "Next" button;

Option to request the download of data from an Instagram account over the web Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaOption to request the download of data from an Instagram account over the web Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Option to request the download of data from an Instagram account over the web Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 5. Then, enter your password to access Instagram and select "Request download" to order the information;

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When to use the Instagram password to authorize the download of account data Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 6. A notice appears on the screen that the file is being prepared and a download link will be sent by email within 48 hours.

Screen indicating that the backup file for an Instagram profile is being prepared Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaScreen indicating that the backup file for an Instagram profile is being prepared Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Screen indicating that the backup file for an Instagram profile is being prepared Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Now I need to wait until I receive the download link in your email to download your account data.

It is also possible to have access to part of the information that the network has about you through the Instagram website. To do this, simply access the "Account details" option on the Privacy and Security page (as seen in step 3).

Instagram Web informs some account data without having to download a file Photo: Reproduo / Beatriz CardosoInstagram Web informs some account data without having to download a file Photo: Reproduo / Beatriz Cardoso

Instagram Web informs some account data without having to download a file Photo: Reproduo / Beatriz Cardoso