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How to download your Instagram data and photos

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms, where we can upload our photos. You probably have tons already uploaded, but what if you want to download all of it for safekeeping or you want to migrate it to a new account or platform? Here’s how you can do it.

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Option 1: Download directly from Instagram

This method works on the Android and iOS apps and is the best option if you want to download all your Instagram data, which includes the photos.

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Step 1: Open Instagram app

Step 2: Tap on the icons with three lines on the upper right.

Step 3: Tap on Settings with a gear icon.

Step 4: Tap on Security

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Step 5: Tap on Download Data under Data and History

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Step 6: Add your email address

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Step 7: Tap on Request Download

From here, Instagram will now collect the data, which might take up to 48 hours, then send a link to your email. The data includes your photos, comments, profile information, and more.

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Option 2: Download from Facebook

If you just want to download the photos, there’s a way you can do it from Facebook.

Step 1: Log in to your Facebook account.

Step 2: Go to your profile.

Step 3: Click on Photos

Step 4: Click on Albums

Step 5: Click on ‘Instagram Photos’

Step 6: Click on the gear icon on the upper right side of the album

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Step 7: Click on ‘Download Album’

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From here, Facebook will collect the data then notify you when it’s ready for download. Once it’s ready, just enter your password when asked, then you will get a zip file containing the photos. Take note, though, that not all of your Instagram photos will appear here, especially if it’s not cross-posted to Facebook.

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And there you have it. I hope this guide has helped you create a backup for your Instagram photos. If you need instructions on how to copy your Facebook photos to Google Photos, you can read our guide here.

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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