Done with Instagram Now that Zuckerberg Owns it? Don't Forget to Save Your Photos!

Yesterday Facebook announced their $1 Billion acquisition of the popular photo sharing app, Instagram. While this is great for the founders of Instagram, many hipsters and amateur photographers are already grieving over their loss...

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If you really think that overnight, Instagram is going to sellout and turn into some Facebook driven, Timeline nightmare, then you should probably jump ship now… (sarcasm)

Even though we have no idea what the future of the app will be, many have already concluded that Zuckerberg will ruin the app and turn it into a bloated and cluttered, ad driven UI, with "great" features nobody wanted. This may or may not be true but personally, I’d just rather stick it out and see what happens.

So before you go deleting everything and leaving your vintage pictures in the wind, it’s important to note that Mark Zuckerberg did state in the official press release that Instagram will mostly remain unchanged. So maybe we should all have a little patience? It’s only been one day.

But if you plan on jumping ship, you probably want most of your "hip" photos of food and inanimate objects right? Well lucky for you there’s a very simple way to download all your photos, transfer them to your Flickr account or ironically, your Facebook account...

Before you delete your Instagram account, follow these steps...

Head on over to and login with you Instagram credentials. From there you’ll be given the option to download all your Photos or transfer them to another social account.

After you’ve successfully backed up all your cool vintage photos, head over to Instagram’s account removal request page. You’ll be asked to enter in your account information again and once you’ve made it past these steps, you’ll officially be free from your old hipster ways.

Just make sure you delete the App from your iPhone with a long-press on the icon and taping the “X” that pops up in the top left corner.

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