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Protect Your Privacy: Steps to Control Your Instagram Data

Meta’s recent changes to Instagram’s privacy policy have left many users concerned about their personal data being used to train AI models. While there is currently no definitive method to opt out of this data usage, there are steps you can take to control what Meta knows about you from Instagram. This guide will help you navigate these settings to better manage your privacy. This new blog was created in response to numerous emails from our followers after reading our article “Want to Stop FB and Instagram from Using Your Data for AI?”, published before the changes. Our readers were seeking help and more support on how to prevent Meta from using their Instagram data for AI training.

How to Control Your Information on Instagram

While opting out entirely from Meta’s AI data collection is not yet possible, you can still take steps to limit the information Instagram has on you. Follow these instructions to access and manage your data:

  1. Log in to Your Instagram Account
    • – Open the Instagram app and log in to your account.
    • Access Settings and Privacy
      • – Go to your profile page by tapping on your profile picture in the bottom right corner.
      • – Tap on the three lines (menu icon) at the top-right corner of your profile page.
      • – Select “Settings and privacy” from the menu.
    • Navigate to Privacy Policy
      • – Scroll down to the “More info and support” section.
      • – Tap on “About.”
      • – Click on “Privacy policy.”
Step 1 - Settings and About
Step 2 - Click on Privacy Policy
    • Learn About Your Right to Object
      • – At the very top of the Privacy Policy page, you should see a box that says “Learn more about your right to object.”
      • – Tap on this link to get more information on how you can manage your data and object to certain data processing practices.
    • Review and Adjust Your Data Settings
      • – Review the available options to manage your data.
      • – Adjust settings as needed to control what information Meta can access from your Instagram activity.
Step 4 - Take Control
Step 5 - Review Your Information

Why It’s Important to Stay Informed

Understanding how your data is used and knowing your options for managing it is crucial in today’s digital age. While the ability to fully opt out of data sharing for AI training on Instagram is not available, staying informed and taking control of your data can help protect your privacy.

While Meta’s recent policy changes may seem daunting, you are not without options. By following the steps outlined above, you can take proactive measures to control what Meta knows about you from Instagram.  

At Sprinterra, we are committed to keeping you updated on the latest developments in data privacy. We will continue to monitor this situation and provide you with the most current information available.

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