Say 'bye' to Mark Zuckerberg: How to delete your Instagram account.

It’s easy to say “goodbye” to Facebook. Most of your friends left long ago and you’re already trying to avoid your conspiracy theory-posting great aunt like the plague. However, Facebook is just one part of Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking giant, Meta. And you very likely use one of its other popular, more media-centric platforms.That’s right, I’m talking about Instagram. SEE ALSO: Can the government regulate what you say on Facebook? Meta’s photo and video sharing social network, Instagram, can be just as toxic as its sister site Facebook. All those big problems Facebook has, well, Instagram’s got them too: Disinformation, fake followers, foreign influence campaigns, NFTs, scams, surveillance, just to name a few of their shared issues. And I didn’t even touch on Instagram’s problem of feeding you photo after photo of privileged travel influencers living lavishly in exotic locales while you’re typing away in a dull office.If you already got rid of Facebook for those reasons, maybe it’s time to say “goodbye” to the rest of Meta as well. How to delete InstagramFirst things first: If you’re looking for a delete button somewhere in the menus on your Instagram mobile app (you know, the thing most people use to surf and post on Instagram), you can stop. You cannot delete your Instagram account via the mobile app. You can only delete your account by logging into Instagram from your desktop or mobile browser.1. Download your Instagram data firstBut before we get to deleting your account, you may want to…Say 'bye' to Mark Zuckerberg: How to delete your Instagram account.