Facebook’s takeover of Instagram worries app users. For those who don't trust Instagram when it comes to privacy, here's how to close your Instagram account and recover all your shots.
If you have configured data synchronization on your smartphone, you will easily find your photos on your computer in addition to being able to view them on your iPhone. Otherwise, a site called Instaport allows you to retrieve them directly from Instagram servers. To do this, nothing could be simpler since you just have to give your credentials to start exporting the data. Instabackup offers pretty much the same if you're on a Mac. In either case, the servers are perceptually saturated right now following Facebook's announcement. Better to have patience to download everything since it can take several hours … or wait a few hours until things calm down a bit. Once the operation has been completed, all you need to do is go to this page and enter your credentials to close your account.
In the event that you would like to find an experience similar to that of Instagram, several free alternatives are available to you, be it picplz, tadaa, Path or even pudding.to. Each of these apps has some major differences with Instagram, whether it's the number of filters available, the addition of post-effects, or the lack of a social network. So it's hard to say whether finding the perfect substitute will be an easy task since Instagram still has a solid reputation and above all offers excellent integration into its social network.
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