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Whoops! Instagram Kept Your Deleted Photos And Messages For Over A Year

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: The Instagram logo is displayed within the opened app on an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Once you delete something, it’s gone forever, right? Well, not if it was posted to Instagram recently.

According to TechCrunch, Instagram was keeping deleted photos and messages on its server – sometimes for more than a year.

The company says it was due to a bug that was fixed earlier this month. It’s not clear if the issue affected all Instagram users or just some of them.

Do you trust companies to delete your data? Is it ever possible to truly delete something from the internet?


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