How to permanently delete your Instagram account

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Discover how to permanently delete your instagram account. Once you delete your account, your photos, videos, followers and all other account data will be permanently deleted from Instagram after 30 days. If you log in during that time period, your account will be reactivated, but you are out of luck after that. If you prefer not to permanently delete your account, you can temporarily disable it.

on the phone

Step 1) Open Instagram. It is the multicolored app that resembles a camera lens. If you are already logged in to Instagram, this will redirect you to the home page.



Step 2Tap the image titled AndroidIGprofile.png or your profile picture. It is located in the lower right corner of the screen. This will take you to your profile page.

Step 3) Tap the ☰ Menu. It's in the upper right corner.

Step 4) Toccata Settings at the bottom of the menu.

Step 5) Scroll down and tap Help. It is the option with the icon of a question mark (?).

Step 6) Tap Help Center. It's the second item on the Help menu. One opens browser window web with some instructions.

Step 7) Tap Manage your account. And the second option at the top of the page.

Step 8) Tap Delete Your Account. It's the second option on the page.

  • If you want to make sure your Fingerprint of Instagram is completely removed, please delete each post individually before deleting the entire account.

Step 9) Tap How do I delete my Instagram account? Choose this option if you don't want to open of same account again in the future.



  • If you prefer temporarily disable your account until you log back in, select How do I temporarily disable my Instagram account? instead, then follow the onscreen instructions.

Step 10) Review the terms and tap Delete Your Account. The information here lets you know that the deletion is permanent, but you'll have up to 30 days to reactivate it if you change your mind. The link Delete your account is the blue text in section 1.

  • If you are not logged into your Instagram account, you will be prompted to log in now.

Step 11) Select the reason you want to delete your account. Tap the menu to dropdown and select the reason why you are deleting your account.

  • If you don't want to provide a reason, select Something else.

Step 12) Re-enter your password and tap Delete definitely my account. A popup will open asking you to confirm.

Step 13) Tap OK. Self access back to Instagram within the next 30 days, your account will be reactivated. After 30 days, your account will be permanently deleted and you will no longer be able to log in.

On the desk

Step 1) Go to https://help.instagram.com in a web browser.

  • Please note that deleting your Instagram account is permanent. You will have a 30 day grace period after deletion during which you can enter again to restore your account. But if you don't log back in within that period, your account will be permanently deleted.

Step 2) Click Manage Your Account in the left panel.



Step 3) Click Delete your account. It's the second option in the left panel.

Step 4) Click How do I delete my Instagram account? Choose this option if you don't want to open the same account again in the future.

  • If you prefer to temporarily deactivate the account until you log back in, select "How do I temporarily deactivate my Instagram account? instead, then follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 5) Review the terms and click Delete your account. The information here lets you know the deletion is permanent, but you'll have up to 30 days to reactivate it if you change your mind. The Delete Your Account link is the blue text in section 1. If you are not logged into your account, you will be prompted to do so now.

Step 6) Select the reason you want to delete your account. Click the drop-down menu and select the reason you are deleting your account. If you don't want to provide a reason, please select Something else.

Step 7) Reenter password. Type your password into the text field once more to confirm that you want to permanently delete your account.

Step 8) click on Permanently delete my account. A popup will open asking you to confirm.

Step 9) Click OK. Now that your account is marked for deletion, it will be permanently removed from Instagram after 30 days.


Instagram is one of the platforms of visual sharing more enticing; therefore, everyone's main intention is to share their photos and videos on this colorful site. According to the latest data research, users under the age of 25 spend 30 minutes a day on Instagram, while users over the age of 25 spend their 24 minutes a day on Instagram. This is an amazing fact how people love photo sharing site.


Since its launch, Instagram was the most used and colorful platform where not only students and younger generations spend their time, but also big brands and companies access the platform, to enjoy its facilities. But if you haven't used the platform yet, you are missing many things that are more important in the digital world.

We all know how beautiful and colorful the Instagram social media platform to share photos and videos with our family and friends. If you're one of Instagram's billion monthly active users, you know how powerful the social platform is as a marketing platform.

It's the best place to promote your brand, connect with your customers, and reach new people with your target market. Nowadays, many big brands like Adidas, Reebok, Samsung, Apple etc. they rely on Instagram to connect with their target customers. Since it is one free platform for everyone, it is more profitable for a brand to market itself.

Need a break from platform, of social media? Are you concerned about digital threats or cyberbullying? Or are you done with the tempting photo sharing app? Whatever the reason may be, Instagram provides us the simple solution to solve every single query.

Yes, Instagram allows us to delete our existing account and open a new one when we feel ready to access the photo sharing app. Furthermore, we can also simply delete our account.

The popular platform on social media Instagram also provides more options to protect your account from digital threats or cyber attacks which is its privacy setting option. Yes, you can make your profile private on any social media platform, but if you want to make your Instagram account private, it will be accessible on the platform, meaning users can find you easily.

Other active users can still search your profile, and their existing friends can even interact with you. Considering that, temporarily disable your Instagram account will completely remove your existence from the platform, without removing any of your posts and profile information.

Note: Temporarily deactivating your Instagram account will work similar to deleting your account. Our profile, comments, posts and followers will not be visible to any user including your friends, family on Instagram.

According to some reports, Instagram has reached over one billion monthly active users. This is a significant achievement for the leading mobile photo sharing app. More than 500 million daily active users registered on Instagram. Now Instagram app is one of the most alluring social media apps in the world. If we take a look at the scenario five years ago, as of June 2013, Instagram had only 130 million monthly active users. Since then, he has grown tremendously nearly ten times.

Instagram is a popular social networking site that allows users to share and edit options for photos and videos. Of the other social media sites, only Facebook has led Instagram. It is mainly used by teenagers and young people. Since its inception, Instagram keeps growing as one of the most alluring social networking site and in the near future the chance for its user count to reach a milestone.

Log in to the Instagram account

It is not possible to delete your account through their app; you must therefore open your favorite web browser and type https://www.instagram.com/ in the address bar located at the top of your web browser and press the «Enter» button. This will take you directly to the Instagram login page.

If you are not logged into Instagram yet, you will be prompted to enter your registered email address or phone number, followed correctly by your password in the appropriate tab. Once you have successfully entered your login credentials, you need to click on the login button located just below the password tab.

Click Help Options

After logging in, you need to go to the bottom of the page. You will then find a help option located on the left side of the page. You need to click on «HELP» option for further procedure.

Click Manage your account

After clicking on the «HELP» option, you will be directed to a new page where you will see a menu with different options. Here, you have to click on the Manage your account option.

Click Delete your account

If you click on the Manage your account option, on the right side of the page, a list of options will appear. Click on the Delete my account option to continue with the procedure.

Click How do I delete my Instagram account?

From the option to delete your account, you will access a new page. Here, you have to click on the option How do I delete my Instagram account?

Click the link on the Delete Your Account page

If you click on the How do I delete my Instagram account option, a drop-down menu will appear with some instructions. You have to go to the drop-down menu and click on the link Remove the page from your account.

Select the reason you are deleting your account

After clicking the link on the Delete Your Account page, you will be redirected to the new page. Here, you have to select the reason for deleting your Instagram account in «Why are you deleting your account?» Drop down menu.

Permanently delete the account

After you select the proper reason why you are deleting Instagram account, you will be asked to enter your password card again to confirm that you really want to delete your account permanently.

Therefore, you must enter your Instagram password correctly, after which the option «Permanently delete my account» will appear. Click the option and your account will be permanently banned along with all your content (including photos, videos, followers, etc).

Once you delete your Instagram account permanently, you won't be able to log in with the same username and password, if you want to reactivate your account later.


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