* This is a copy of my Facebook post.
Today I was finally ready to delete my Instagram account. This part of leaving Facebook has been the most difficult for me, actually. I have not looked through my FB news feed for a couple of years or more, mostly using the platform to connect to specific people. But I have been using Instagram a lot. Too much, probably. That's why the decision to leave it felt right. When I am tired or stressed, it's much better to meditate than to mindlessly scroll through images (even if they were mostly beautiful pictures of nature or art).
Anyhow, today I decided to let it go. And you know what? I could not! Not because I changed my mind. I literally could not. I went to the deactivation page, which asked me for my current password. I did not remember the password, so I try the "Forgot Password" option - and it did not work! I tried logging out of my account, but then I would get right back in, no password asked.
I was close to thinking that this may be some kind of conspiracy to not let me leave the metaverse. I stopped myself from embracing this idea, luckily. The solution was easy. It turned out that I was logged into Instagram through my Facebook account. I found a place online where these two accounts were linked, and I unlinked them. Ok, maybe it was not so easy after all. Bottom line, I was able to change my Instagram password, which I then used to deactivate the account. The deed is done. Facebook, you are next.