As most of you know by now, Facebook has just acquired Instagram, the popular photo sharing service, for a cool $1 billion. The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerburg made the cheerful announcement from his Facebook page earlier today.
But not everyone is excited about the buyout. In fact, a lot of folks have told us that they plan on ditching their Instagram accounts now that the social network is in charge. So we’ve put together this easy guide on how to do just that…
Before you cancel your account, you’ll want to make sure and save your pictures. Luckily, there is a free service called Instaport that enables you to do this both quickly and easily.
Simply login to the Instaport website with your Instagram credentials and you’ll be given the option to export your vintage coffee photos to your Flickr account, or download them to your hard drive.
Now that you’re photos are backed up, you can safely delete your Instagram account. Do this by visiting the service’s account removal request page and entering in your account information. This is a point of no return, so you’ll want to be sure about this before moving forward.
And that’s all there is to it. No more Instagram.
That being said, it’s interesting the see how many people are actually considering leaving Instagram over the Facebook acquisition. Judging by Zuckerburg’s press release from earlier today, it sounds like the service will remain largely unchanged.
What do you think? Have you deleted your Instagram account in light of today’s news?