In this day and age, huge portions of many people’s lives are lived here on the interwebs. More particularly, on social networking sites. According to research conducted by “We Are Social,” at the beginning of 2020, there were approximately 3.8 billion active social media users in the world. In other words, social media sites are currently used by almost half of the world’s population. Moreover, this number is constantly growing—throughout the year of 2019, the number of social media users rose by 321 million!

Even though social networking sites provide their users with plenty of benefits, there’s also another and a much darker side to these websites. For instance, social media sites are sometimes seen as a place where everyone’s constantly comparing themselves to others, where a person’s worth is based on the number of likes they get, and a place that promotes unrealistic beauty standards. Moreover, when you think about the amount of personal information you’ve posted online, it gets pretty spooky.

Because of that, it’s not even a surprise that people sometimes find themselves wishing they could just erase themselves from the internet altogether. Turns out that you can actually do that.

WD Storage came up with a step-by-step guide on how to disappear from the internet completely

“Do you long for days gone by, when our lives were led in the real world rather than online? Perhaps you’re unhappy with the way social media makes you feel. Or maybe you’d just like your life to be more private. Maybe it’s time for you to disappear from the internet. Completely,” WD Storage writes in its article.

“Perhaps you’ve got a history of embarrassing posts. Maybe you’re just ready for a simpler life. Either way, there’s plenty that you can do. Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to perform an impressive vanishing act,” the article continues.

Firstly, WD Storage talks about the consequences that all the information posted online could have on people’s lives

Are you ready to disappear?

Let’s run through the steps you need to take to erase yourself from all the most popular social networking sites

WD Storage starts with Twitter

Now let’s vanish from Facebook

From LinkedIn

And, of course, Instagram

Congratulations, you’re halfway there!

Let’s dig deeper, shall we?

If you can’t delete an account—make it unrecognizable!

Now, it’s time to unsubscribe from everything

If you’re determined to vanish completely, you’ll have to delete your email

Make sure to not lose your focus in the future!

Congratulations—you’re nowhere to be found!

You can find full WD Storage’s article here.