How to Delete Instagram Account

Instagram is a free video and picture sharing app on Apple iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. People can upload photos or videos and share them with their followers. Also, they can view, comment, and like posts posted on Instagram by their friends. Instagram provides various options for its users and the one we are going to discuss in this article is how to delete or how to deactivate Instagram Account. Follow the simple steps given below to delete your Instagram Account.

Updated: Jun 09, 2020 12:42 IST

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Suganya Vedham

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How to Delete Instagram Account

Instagram:

With Instagram, users can edit and upload photos and short videos via a mobile app. Users can add a caption to each of their posts, and use hashtags and location-based geotags to index those posts and make them searchable within the app by other users. Each post from a user appears on the Instagram feeds of their followers and may also be viewed by the public when tagged using hashtags or geotags.

How to Delete Instagram Account?

You can't sign up with the same username again after you delete your account, or add that username to another account. To delete it, you will need to be able to log in to your account. If you can not remember your username or password.

Steps to delete your Instagram Account permanently:

  • Go to the Delete Your Account page from a computer or mobile browser. If you are not logged into the web in Instagram, you will be asked to log in first. Within the Instagram App, you can not delete your account

  • Select an option- Why are you deleting your account from the dropdown menu. And type your password in again. Only after you have selected a reason the option to permanently delete your account appear

  • Click on Permanently delete my account option

Delete a Different Account:

  • Click on the username in the top right of the Delete Your Account page

  • Click next to the username and select Log Out

  • Now log back again as the account you want to delete and follow the above steps

How to Delete Instagram Account Temporarily?

  • If you temporarily deactivate your  Instagram account, it will hide your profile, images, comments, and likes before you reactivate it by logging in again

  • Sign in from a mobile phone or computer to instagram.com; Inside the Instagram app, you can not temporarily disable your account

  • On the top right corner click on your profile picture and select Edit Profile

  • Then scroll down and click on temporarily disable my account in the bottom right

  • From the drop-down menu, select an option next to Why you disable your account? And type your password in again. The disable your account option will appear only after you have selected a reason from the menu and entered your password

  • Click Temporarily Disable Account

How to Delete Instagram Account- FAQ

1. What is Instagram?

With Instagram, users can edit and upload photos and short videos via a mobile app. Users can add a caption to each of their posts, and use hashtags and location-based geotags to index those posts and make them searchable within the app by other users.

2. How to Delete Instagram Account?

You can't sign up with the same username again after you delete your account, or add that username to another account. To delete it, you will need to be able to log in to your account. Select an option- Why are you deleting your account from the dropdown menu and type your password in again. Only after you have selected a reason the option to permanently delete your account appear. Click on Permanently delete my account option.