how to delete an instagram account

How to Delete an Instagram Account

As you all know Instagram is a social media site owned by Facebook where you can follow your friends and share your photo and videos, you’re socially connected with the help of Instagram. Most of the people in the world are using Instagram because of its features. But Sometimes social media can be very stressful, and you can’t focus on yourself because you are addicted to social media and for these reasons you want to take a break from the social media world, you can do this by deactivating or delete your account from Instagram. Follow the steps mentioned below. These steps will guide you on how to delete your Instagram account and how to deactivate Instagram account.

Note: After deleting your Instagram account you’ll loose access to all the photos and post. So consider downloading them for future. You won’t be able to use the same username again. However, you can create a new account in the future with different username

Delete Your Instagram Account

Wondering how do I delete my Instagram account permanently? Here is how you can but first some things to remember. If you delete your Instagram account, all your data will be deleted, and you can’t use the same user name in your future to create a new Instagram account, and also once you delete your account you’ll not able to reactivate your deleted account.

If you’ve made your mind, then follow these steps to close your Instagram account:

  • Log In

Open a browser on your mobile or pc and go to Instagram.com (You can also click on the link given in 2nd step), log in with your username and password.

instagram login page
Instagram login page
  • 2. Delete your Instagram Account

After logging in to your account, go to Delete your account page and go to “Why are you deleting your account” to select a reason from the drop-down options and move to the next step.

  • 3. Enter Your Password

After selecting a reason for “Why are you deleting your account”, all you need to do is enter your password and go to “Permanently delete your account”

In the pop up message “Sure you want to delete your account” click “yes” and your account is deleted

delete instagram account permanently
permanently delete my account

As you can see you can easily delete your account by following these steps. Instead of deleting your Instagram account you can deactivate your Instagram account to take a break.

Steps to Deactivate Your Instagram Account

If you don’t want to delete your account from Instagram, then you can choose Temporarily disable my account option. If you choose this option, then you will be able to reactivate your Instagram account again. Follow the steps to deactivate your Instagram account.

*You can’t disable your Instagram account by using the Instagram app on your phone.

  • Login to your Instagram account

Open a browser on your mobile or pc, go to Instagram.com or just click on the given link and log into your account.

  • Temporarily disable your account

Click on your Profile and go to Edit Profile, scroll to the bottom, and go to Temporarily disable my account (on the right of Submit ).

temporarily disable my instagram account
temporarily disable my account
  • Select a Reason

Now go to Why are you disabling your account and select a reason.

disable instagram account reason
  • Enter Password to Confirm

After selecting a reason for Why are you disabling your account, enter your password and Click on the Temporarily Disable Account. Now in the pop-up message click on Yes

After this, your all photos, videos, likes, and comments will be hidden.

Reactivate your Instagram account

If you want to reactivate your deactivated Instagram account, all you have to do is go to Instagram and log in again by entering your username and password.

All your comments, photos, and videos will be restored.

Conclusion: You can easily delete your Instagram account by visiting the account deletion page. Select reason and click on delete account or you can use the deactivate account option in the profile settings to take a break from Instagram

If you’ve any query with Instagram kindly comment below. You can also read our post on how to view your Facebook profile as someone else

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