When Facebook lawyers helped Instagram write new terms, they buried a clause in the agreement which implied that Instagram could sell users' photos, something that could now serve as Zuckerberg's way out of the latest data scandal. The same feature is available on Facebook which lets users download all the shared photographs and everything from their profile and now the same feature is going to be available on Instagram. Earlier this month, Facebook revealed that as many as 87 million users had their personal data sold to a United Kingdom political consultancy that worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Photo-sharing app Instagram has launched a new feature on its platform that enables users to take professional shots. Treasured photos and videos can sometimes get lost in their original form, but now there are few ways to easily access the high-resolution originals if they have been posted on the social network.
Facebook, in contrast, has held a Download Information Tool since 2010.
The new tool is being rolled out globally as part of the an app update, the Facebook-owned platform said. It is not known whether Instagram will allow downloading of data like likes, comments and captions which are shared with the posts.
Apart from the security benefits, the exporting tool will also allow individuals, who were opting out of the photo-sharing platform, to download all of their data. Whether the images will be compressed in a lower resolution or the same as they were first published.
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.
With this new Focus Mode selected, all you have to do is point the camera at someone's face and the background will blur automatically. This personalization moat can leave rivals with similar features unable to provide a similar level of service.
Instagram has never allowed exporting of user data, despite being in the market for 8 years.