Here's How You Can Export Pictures And Delete Your Instagram Account [Guide]
The biggest news of this morning and probably this month, Facebook is buying famous photo sharing social network Instgram for $1 Billion. Now this is a great news for both companies in some way or the other but there’s a group of Instagram users who’re not happy with this acquisition. A lot of people are already questioning about privacy issues, Zuck and Co. have a really shaky record specially when it comes to user’s privacy. After reading a lot of Tweets and Facebook status updates I concluded that a good number of people want to delete their Instagram account due to personal privacy issues.
You may call them crazy but they’re not, according to Sarah Kessler of Mashable this acquisition is just tip of the iceberg. Here’s what she said:
The fear is that in addition to the company, Facebook has acquired all of that location-tagged photo data from Instagram’s users and will use it to target ads at them. Neither company has commented publicly about whether the data will, in fact, be used by Facebook.
We all are well aware of the fact the Facebook can act little bossy when it comes to advertisements. Some people just don’t like the fact that their pictures and geo tags are accessed by a company which then uses them to target ads. Anyways, coming back to the gist of this post, if you’re one of those unhappy people who don’t want to share their pictures or locations and delete your Instagram account we recommend you guys to export your pictures first. This guide will help you to Export all your Instagram pictures and delete your account permanently.
Step 1: Let’s make a back up of your images first, there are a lot of ways to export your images from Instagram to computer but we found Instaport one of the easiest method available right now. Head over to Instaport.me
Step 2: Sign In with your Instagram account
Note: Instaport is getting a lot of traffic right now and you may have to refresh couple of times before you complete this whole process.
Step 3: Enter your username and password and allow Instaport to access your Photos by clicking “Yes”
Step 4: You will now see your profile picture on Intsaport homepage, select “Download .zip file” and start Export
Step 5: Instaport will gather all your Instagram pictures for download, give it some time.
Step 6: After some time (depends on your pictures) you will see “download your photos link” click it to start your download.
Step 7: Now you can simply delete your account and iOS/ Android app from your phone
That was it folks, let us know if you face any problem during the process.