News broke early Tuesday morning that Facebook (FB) was looking to monetize its more than 100 million Instagram users with a controversial new plan. The company published new terms of service that gave Facebook the right to license all public Instagram photos to companies and other organizations for advertising purposes. The only way to opt-out of Facebook’s plan is to delete your account before January 16th.
The news has thus far been met with harsh criticism from users, who are threatening to do just that — delete their accounts. Deleting your Instagram account doesn’t have to be bittersweet, however. The stockpile of photos you have uploaded, followed and liked over the past two years won’t be lost forever.
If you’re set on deleting your account it is recommended that you get the Free Instagram Download. The program is easy to use and is able to seamlessly download public photos from a specific user all at once. The process takes a matter of seconds and only requires you to enter the username — no password is required — of the account you wish to download from, whether it is yourself, a friend or a popular Instagramer who takes exceptionally artsy photos of his food.
The program is only available for Windows, and it only works on profiles that are public.