Instagram: Love it or Hate it?

Instagram: Love it or Hate it?

If you haven’t heard already, Instagram was recently bought by Facebook for $1 billion. This acquisition comes only a few days after the announcement of the popular iOS app becoming available on Android and after Instagram closed another round of funding; valued at over $500 million.

One hand, this purchase seems like a pretty sweet deal for  Instagram but there are plenty of users out there that aren’t happy about the buy and future of their beloved app; love it or hate it, Instagram is moving on.

What is Instagram?

Well, it’s an app that become wildly popular on iOS and as mentioned, recently became available on Android. Instagram says, “It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family. Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too – it’s as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented. Oh yeah, did we mention it’s free?”

Ready to Leave Instagram?

One of the concerns that has always surrounded Facebook is their privacy policies; Instagram users now worry their data may be comprised. If you’re one of these people, follow this link to export your data from Instagram. This tool allows you to export all your data (pics, etc.) to another social network or to your local hard drive.

Delete you Instagram Account

If you want to go even further and delete your Instagram account, follow this link to delete your Instagram account (warning: there be dragons ahead, do not follow this link unless you are sure you want to delete your account! All your photos will be gone, and you can’t re-register under the same username in the future). 

Get Instagram for Android

If you haven’t decided which side of the fence you are on with this, or haven’t ever used the app; you can Download Instagram for Android by following the link. We’d love to hear what you think, so go ahead and comment below.