MemorialHow to Download Instagram Pictures

April 1, 2020Obitia

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Instagram is one of the world’s most popular social media and photo sharing platforms in the world with approximately 120 million users in the United States alone. Many individuals create beneficiaries who will take over the account if a loved one passes away. If you are the individual tasked with this responsibility you may wish to download all of the photos and videos.


How to Download All Photos in the App

Step 1: Open the Instagram app and tap the profile button at the bottom right to the profile (if you have been granted access).

Step 2: Tap the menu icon in the upper right-hand corner (the three horizontal lines), then tap Settings.

Step 3: Tap Security, then tap Download Data.

Step 4: Type in your email address and password, and then tap the button Request Download.

You should receive an email shortly after the email address you inputted in step 4 above. Tap the “Download Data” button in the email. You will be prompted to sign in to the account again. Tap “Download Data”. A .ZIP file with all of your data, including your photos and videos.


What You Can Do With Photos from Instagram

Photos from your loved one’s Instagram profile can be used to create a slide show, a memory book, used in our Tribute Page, or simply shared amongst family and friends in remembrance of your loved one.

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Instagram posts are one of the most common ways for people to share their most important moments with loved ones and friends. After they pass, savings these moments and sharing them with friends and family again can be cathartic and a way of remembering how much of an impact your loved one had on both your life and others.

If you need help with other social media accounts of a loved one, please read our other articles.


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