29 November 2019 update: I deleted my Instagram account today.
The decision to leave Instagram took me a while to act on. I knew I was going to go, but I didn’t necessarily want to leave. Twitter was easy. I stopped checking and posting on Twitter in October 2017. Twitter was an unnecessary source of anxiety and a time suck. My quality of life improved right away. Instagram doesn’t cause me anxiety. It isn’t a time suck for me either. The issue is Facebook, Instagram’s parent company. I struggle to find any evidence that Facebook cares for the people that use their service. A topic for another day.
Like my Twitter account, I haven’t deleted my Instagram account. I just won’t be logging in and participating.