Since Facebook has acquired Instagram which is a popular app on iOS and Android platform, many users are not happy with this acquisition. They think that their personal data is not safe with Facebook and that data can be used for targeted ads or any other purpose. Many Instagram users have already started tweeting that they will delete their Instagram account. As we are already aware about Facebook’s track record with regards to privacy, some users may want to stop using Instagram. They might fear that their data is not in safe hands. In this tutorial, you will learn how to save your photos and then delete Instagram account.
How to Backup Instagram Photos
If you have also decided to leave Instagram, then the first thing that you can do is to save your Instagram photos. To do this you can use a web app like Instaport. Instaport is an easy way to export or backup all your Instagram photos by downloading all photos as a single zip file. Head over to this website and then click on Sign in with Instagram. You will need to grant permission to Instaport and authorize it to access your files.
Next, wait for some time till your files are being processed. After the process is complete you can download the file as a zip. Extract the zip and here are your precious Instagram images.
How to Delete Instagram Account
Now that we have safely took backup, its time to delete Instagram account. To completely delete your Instagram account, head over to this deletion page and then login to your account.
Select a reason to remove your account, re-enter your password and then click on “I understand, deactivate my account”.
Your Instagram comments, friends and other information will also be deleted apart from photos. But this way you can be assured that your data won’t be used by Facebook.
Note that once your account is deleted, there’s no moving back. The account cannot be recovered. Follow this account deletion process only if you are 100 percent sure about this.