Weeks after joining, David Attenborough leaves Instagram

Weeks after joining, David Attenborough leaves Instagram

David Attenborough left Instagram weeks after joining.

The 94-year-old naturalist and TV personality joined the stage on September 24.

He gained just over six million followers on the social media channel.

His last post was on October 31st.

His bio is now reading: “Account no longer active.”

Attenborough’s last post on the platform said he was encouraged by the great ideas and passion he shared on Instagram.

“It may be a wrap of this account – we will not post anything else, the account will be open for you to view David’s messages – but we hope it will be a springboard for many others to build and share, and we may create a sustainable future,” it says.

Attenborough’s account was maintained with the help of colleagues Johnny Hughes and Colin Buttfield.

In their first post, they admitted that “social media is not David’s regular habitat.”

In a video posted, Attenborough said;

“I am making this move because, as we all know, the world is in trouble.

“Continents are on fire, glaciers are melting, coral reefs are dying, and the list goes on.

The challenge

“Protecting our desire is a communication challenge right now. We know what to do, we need willpower.

“That’s why we want to share this message on Instagram.”

The Guinness World Records reports that the senior broadcaster’s first post – a video warning about climate change – gained one million followers in four 44 minutes.

Actress Jennifer Aniston, the former record holder to acquire Attenborough followers, has gained one million followers in five hours and 16 minutes since joining the platform owned by Facebook in 2019, according to Guinness World Records.

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But, he doesn’t hold the record right now!

When Harry Potter star Rupert Grint joined earlier this month, he reached the million followers mark in four hours and one minute.

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