How To Permanently Delete Your Instagram Account

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To delete your Instagram account for a permanent period, you have to go to the Delete Account page and select the reason for deciding to delete your account.

Go ahead and re-enter your password and click on the option “Delete [username]” to delete your account. Now make sure you don’t log in for at least 30 days- as this is the account reactivation period- to make sure your account is deleted.

To temporarily delete your Instagram account, log in to instagram.com from your browser using your account details. After that click on the profile icon at the bottom right end and then on “Edit profile” below your username. Scroll to the bottom and click on “Temporarily deactivate my account”. 

Then you have to select a reason for your decision and re-enter your password. Finally, click on “Temporarily Deactivate Account” and confirm disabling your account. 

How to Permanently Delete Your Instagram Account:

Here are the steps below:

Step 1: Go To Delete Account

First of all go to the link: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/remove/request/permanent/.

The first step that you have to follow in order for you to be able to permanently delete your Instagram account is to go to the Delete Account page either manually or by clicking on the link mentioned above only for your convenience.

You can also copy the link and paste it to your browser’s search bar and wait for the page to load. Once the page opens, you will find yourself under the “YOUR ACCOUNT” tab with a question down below, besides which the page will be completely blank.

Step 2: Select Your Reason

The text below will read “Delete your Account,” and under it, you will find a question accompanied by a drop-down box. Click on this drop-down option below the question “Why do you want to delete [username]”.

A drop-down list with 9 options will appear in the middle of the screen in the form of a floating notification. Select the one you think is most relevant to you. Text will appear on the screen’s empty part after you select the reason. Scroll down until you find the option to enter the password and do so. 

Select Your Reason

Step 3: Click the Delete button & Complete

After selecting the reason for deleting your account and reentering your account password in the text box below the text “Re-enter your password”, you have to move your attention to the bottom of the screen.

Enter Password

This is where you will find a blue option which is located right below the option to re-enter the password that says “Delete [username]”. You have to click on this and confirm if you are entirely sure you want to delete your account. 

Click on Delete button

Note: You can also click on “Forgot password?” and change the password before deleting your account if you do not remember it at the moment.

Step 4: Don’t login Again in 30 days

After clicking on the option “Delete [username], your account’s posts, likes, and comments will all have been removed. Your account will even be removed from DMs. However, you have to keep in mind that if you log in to your account right now or within thirty days from the deletion of your account, your account will be revived.

Don't login Again in 30 days

This is because, till 30 days, your account will be in the reactivation period so that you can go back to using your account if you regret deleting it. To ensure that your account is completely deleted, you must not log in to it for a month.

How to Temporarily Delete Your Instagram Account:

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open Instagram Account & Go to Profile

The first step you have to follow to delete your account for a temporary period or to disable it simply is to go to your web browser. Chrome would be ideal. Once you have gone to Google Chrome from your home screen, click on the search bar and type in instagram.com to open the website.

Click on Profile

Log in to your account using your username or email and password. Once your account is logged in, go to the profile icon from the menu bar at the bottom of the screen to continue. It is the rightmost icon.

Step 2: Tap on Edit Profile 

Clicking on the profile icon in the menu bar will lead you to the page where you can view your account-related information and be able to see your posts. You can see your followers, following lists, etc. At the top of the screen, however, you will see a text that mentions your username.

Click on Edit Profile

Exactly below that, there will be an option that says “Edit profile” you will have to click on this. As a consequence, you will be taken to the “Edit profile” tab, where you will see all kinds of options related to changes you can make within your public profile.

Step 3: Tap on ‘Temporarily deactivate my account’

After clicking on the “Edit profile” option and reaching the related tab, you will see many options, such as changing your name, username, and email address. Once you are here, you have to scroll all the way down until you reach the “Submit” option.

Besides this option, you will see the text that says “Temporarily disable my account” in blue. You will have to click on this. A new page will load, and you will be taken to the related tab because you selected the option to disable your account.

Click on Temporarily disable my account

Step 4: Choose Reason & Enter Password and Confirm

By now, you must have clicked on the “Temporarily disable my account” option and reached a new tab. Now you have to scroll down a bit until you find the text “Why are you deactivating your account?”.

Choose the reason

Under this, there will be a list of common reasons why you may have decided to deactivate your account. Click on the reason that sounds most relevant to you. And re-enter your password. After this, you have to click on the option at the bottom of the screen that says “Temporarily Deactivate Account” and confirm your account deletion.

Click on Temporarily Deactivate Account

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can I Delete my Instagram Account from Mobile? 

Yes, you can easily delete your Instagram account permanently using your mobile phone in case you do not possess a PC. All you have to do is go to your Google Chrome app using your phone and to the Instagram webpage, where you have to log in to your account.

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