The announcement comes amid the ongoing data privacy scandal involving Cambridge Analytica and social media platform, Facebook. The new feature will not just be reserved to the rear camera, though, with users also being given the opting of applying the blurred-focus effect to selfies.
Instagram is now developing a tool that will enable users to download their account data, a feature that'll mirror the similar "Download your info" tool available on Facebook. In any case, you can add stickers, filters, and text to the video or image before sending it on its way to a friend on Instagram Direct or including it as part of a Story.More news: Lakers' Andre Ingram receives huge praise from National Basketball Association players for impressive debut
"We are building a new data portability tool", an Instagram spokesman said in an email on Wednesday.
A TechCrunch reader who compared the Apple and Instagram features showed slightly more facial blurriness around the edges with the Instagram Focus feature, but still said its wider availability still made it an advantage. During the Congressional testimony, CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the social media network will comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).More news: African nation of Chad being taken off U.S. travel ban list
Now download and export are the two main tools which you can do on the Instagram app. They will get all the shared items from their profile downloaded, including Photos, Videos and more.
In addition to Focus, Instagram is also rolling out a sticker for Mentions in its iOS app. And you can't download images you've already posted. So you will be able to delete your Instagram account without deleting your data which includes photos, videos, and messages. The new tool from Instagram would shut off all such businesses when the giant introduce this feature natively within the Instagram's application under the Settings menu.More news: Queen jokes about Trump and 'health and safety' with David Attenborough
Portability could facilitate the rise of legitimate competitors to Instagram, or at least let users back up their content on an image storage app or their own computer. It will be interesting to see what the users think about this new development.
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