Ditch your Instagram, keep your photos

Summary:Applying for that dream corporate job is stressful enough, so who needs recruiters looking at your old, incriminating Instagram photos in the process? Here's how to save them before you nuke your account.

Applying for that dream corporate job is stressful enough, so who needs recruiters looking at your old, incriminating Instagram photos in the process? Here's how to save them before you nuke your account.

First, you'll want to download those old photos to your local computer using Instaport.

Instaport will ask you to authorise your account, and, from there, you can click on the "New Export" button. Instaport will put all of your photos into a ZIP file before you can listen to a single Death Cab for Cutie track.

Once the export is ready, just click the "Download Photos" button and bam! Your photos are stored locally.

Now that those photos are safe, you can rid yourself of your Instagram account. Head on over to the Instagram help page for account deactivation. Your log-in should still be remembered in your browser from when you used Instaport.

Select your reason for leaving as "Privacy Issues" and enter your password again to confirm. From there, hit the delete button and feel a pang of sadness as Instagram bids you a fond farewell.

From there, you won't have to worry about incriminating photos stopping you from getting at your dream corporate job anymore.

Watch the video above to see how to remove your Instagram photos.

Topics: IT Employment, Social Enterprise

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A fresh recruit onto the tech journalism battlefield, Luke Hopewell is eager to see some action. After a tour of duty in the belly of the Telstra beast, he is keen to report big stories on the enterprise beat. Drawing on past experience in radio, print and magazine, he plans to ask all the tough questions you want answered.

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