We just got word from Instagram that they have released a feature that allows people to disable embedding on their IG accounts. The feature is active as of today, December 17, 2021.
“We have been in contact with Instagram for well over a year and a half in pursuit of a fix for this problem. We are grateful that they were receptive to our requests to solve this,” said NPPA Deputy General Counsel Alicia Calzada.
“NPPA believes this change is extremely important given all the lawsuits regarding embedding,” said NPPA General Counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher. “We hope photographers will take advantage of this feature. We also expect that publications will cease trying to circumvent copyright protections by claiming they have a right to embed images and properly license images from the photographers who often risk their health and safety to make them,” he added.
Here's a story by PetaPixel that explains more.
How to change embed on an account